Thursday, August 25, 2011

A light to my path...

 



Your friend is your needs answered.


He is your field which you sow with love


and reap with thanksgiving.




And he is your board and your fireside.


For you come to him with your hunger,


and you seek him for peace.





When your friend speaks his mind you fear


not the "nay" in your own mind,


nor do you withhold the "ay".



 And when he is silent your heart ceases


not to listen to his heart;


For without words, in friendship, all thoughts,


all desires, all expectations are born and shared,


with joy that is unacclaimed.



 When you part from your friend, you grieve not;


For that which you love most


in him may be clearer in his absence,


as the mountain to the climber


is clearer from the plain.





And let there be no purpose in friendship


save the deepening of the spirit.


For love that seeks aught but the disclosure


of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth:


and only the unprofitable is caught.


And let your best be for your friend.


If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures

for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed


Kahlil Gibran





these past few weeks I have learned

more about the human spirit, the gift of love

and the meaning of true friendship...



My deepest gratitude to all of you

who have prayed and kept us close in your hearts

my mother's tumor has shrank to almost nothing

and the cancer did not reach her bone

the doctor said " he had no words "

We are truly so very blessed for this miracle...





Each day is a beautiful gift...

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path

Psalms 119:105




much love from my heart to yours

XOXO

28 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

I've not read this poem in its entirety before; though I do have a Khalil Gibran book. It's beautiful! So glad to hear that your mom is doing well. Blessings to all, Tammy

{ L } said...

You have such a special way to share reflections and the depth of life. This post was no exception. You always make me slow down, relax, and think. I am blessed each time I visit. <3 That is amazing news with you Mom. (I don't get around to commenting much lately boo) :( I'm happy to know BEAUTIFUL YOU!

trash talk said...

As I was reading this poem I kept thinking about God and His faithfulness. He never leaves us, never and your mother is a testimony to that promise. Praise to the Great Healer. What joyful news. I'm so happy for your family and I love the fact the doctor was confounded. Perhaps he'll come to know God always has the final say...not statistics.
Bless you and your family. A miracle indeed.
Debbie

Polly said...

That is amazing and such wonderful news!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh Kate that is wonderful news!!! I think the power of prayer is so strong. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Rose Carey said...

Yes, the power of prayer and God's Grace are true blessings. This is such wonderful news about your Mom. Here's to Good Health and Good Friends!
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

hUgS,
Rose

ShantyGirl said...

Kate I am so happy for you and your family that your prayers are being answered for your mothers health. I just love her smile and she exhuberates joy in her eyes! I will continue to pray for health and healing. Hugs!
Sherry

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Tears are in my eyes right now as I type this. I am SO HAPPY to hear the wonderful news about your sweet mama! Praise God!!

Inspiration...Vintage, The Vintage Inspired Home said...

Hi Kate,
I am so thrilled for you Mom. By the Grace of God, the tumor has shrunk, that is the only answer!! I've been praying for you and your Mom and hope your feeling well.
Hope your having a beautiful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda
Alabaster Rose Designs

It's me said...

What a great news...tears in my eyes darling....that 's why i send you that angel wings !...friends forever i hope...love you.....hugs for your mom.....thanks the Lord.....he only can do this .......love and blessings from me darling....xxx..xxx.xxx...

Ido said...

Beautiful poem. The news about your mom are fantastic! thanks to God she will be fine! I was wondering about you on Tuesday, you hadn't post for a while so I was going to send you an e-mail, I'm happy to hear everything is OK.
XXX Ido

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Rejoicing with you, dearest.

Fondly,
Glenda

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Kate~
SO HAPPY about everything...such a beautiful post!
I think we may have broken a record last night. :)
What a great "visit"!!!! Do ya think we covered everything???? LOL LOL
And I see you snuck in a few "items"on your blog..hmmm...you just couldn't resist??? :)
I am very touched. Thank you...but totally not necessary.
Okay, I hope hubby is ready for the great escape when you come to the east coast. All I can say is, "Look out NYC"!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
Good luck with everything---remember---I want to see photos!!!
Much love,
Lisa xo

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hello Dear Friend, feels like I have been away forever ~ 3 weeks on Vaca was so nice.... Apparently I missed Your Birthday, Happy Belated ~ this shall be the Best One Yet~ also, I was in tears to hear the Great news on Your Mom! You must be Elated ~ for Continued Healing & Strength, Here's to Your Mom ~ You Too! Missed ya xox
Cheryl

Sue said...

I love your post, I love Kahil Gibran (always a fan of his writing since I was young), and I love your Mama's sweet smile! See you soon my friend.

Sue

Bohemian said...

Oh Kate I am SO delighted to hear of the miraculous Healing going on with your Mom! I know that this is answer to Prayer... know that you all have been in our Prayers and thoughts!!
Thanks for stopping by with your sweet Words that always make my day...

Blessings and continued Healing Vibes and Prayer being sent your way... Dawn... The Bohemian

Kari said...

Hi Kate,
That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your family! It is amazing what the mind and heart can do to heal the body. I love Khalil Gibran too, I had a passage from The Prophet read at my wedding. Gorgeous pix too, love the coral in that glass vessel and those number signs are to die for! Blessings to you and your sweet family!
xoxo
Kari
reeseandmarie.blogspot.com
google won't let me log in, so weird...

Burlap Luxe said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Kate!
Blessed are the faithful for he shall answer your prayers.
Tears of joy for your Moms good news, and her path to recovering her health fighting off the enemy!

Stay strong in prayer you and yours are in ours :)
Blessings

Love all your beauty over here, and the display of treasures are like little gems.
xoxo
Dore

A Cottage Muse said...

This wonderful news is a great way to start my day! Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers!
Happy Sunday!

Faded Charm said...

This is such wonderful news Kate. The power of prayers does wonderful things:-)

Enjoy your time with your Mama.

xoxo
Kathleen

It's Just Me said...

Oh Ms. Kate, you brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy to hear that your dear Mom's cancer has shrunk and never reach her bones. WHAT A BLESSING !!!! I have kept her in my thoughts and prayers as I do you and your family : )
I think your family picture is the most beautiful picture in your post today. Only thing missing was Mr. Dior himself. Hugs to you my dear sweet friend ~
Deanna

The Smith Hotel said...

That makes me so happy! What an absolute blessing! God is so good!

~Hugs~
Jody

Linda said...

How wonderful! Such great news! XOXO

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Oh Kate,
I sit here with goosebumps all over and tears in my eyes, knowing I'm not the only one who has prayed for this exact miracle for your Mama. Praise Jesus.
Endless blessings to you and yours,
Mis

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Kate,
I haven't blogged in a bit, and now while I was doing catch up with some of my fav blogs, I found this beautiful post! So thrilled for your mama and all of you! God is so good, isn't he? I'm celebrating with you my friend!! xoxo
Blessings & Hugs, (and a big one for mama)
Karen

Heidi said...

And let your best be for your friend...i love that part! your poem had me in tears. your mom is so lucky to have a daughter like you. i am so truly happy that your mom is doing better. thinking of you always.

true friendship. not much better than a true friend. a safe friend. xoxoxo

Object of Maya*ffection said...

Kate~
That is so awesome! I haven't been on your blog in awhile, so I had no idea. I am so glad for your mom and your family! HUGS to you all!
janae

Christina Zima said...

Kate, thank the Lord that your Mom's tumor shrunk. Have a great weekend, Love and many prayers always! :)

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