Monday, May 12, 2008

Her Waterfall

From everything bad must come something better.
From everything better, something more perfect is yet to come.

That’s what she brought together.

Just erosion through rocks. Trouble, it must have felt when this occurred.
Then, heavy rain, from dark clouds. A perfect day ruined—possibly.

But here we stand, strong, feeling—this perfect waterfall.
What only had come from trouble, yet here we stand.

Could we word it any better from our mouths as in our hearts?

I do not know her like she does, like he does, or like you do. Knowingly, we embrace the difference, and each other—our common love.

Take your day and bring yourself joy, whichever way it comes.
Take your days like she took hers, and love. We’ve learned to love—we must.

As we sit a mile closer to the sun, we realize there’s always something higher—always something lower. Something to be…and something to continue.

It’s life, and love. Belief, and support.
Your child, our friend.
We realize that whatever this means, this means something different to everyone.

It’s giving, and embracing.
It is, and continues to be, everything she is.
2 strangers. 3 friends. And here we stand.
Creating everything we are.

“And no one else could ever show me how to see the world the way I see it now. I’ve never seen blue like that before.”

Tina and Macey


Anonymous said...

Macey and Tina

One of the sweetest things that has happened to me is meeting you both. Your friendship with Ada and now each other has been one of the good things that has happened during these past weeks. Ada has brought such joy into so many lives and continues to bring people together through her. You honor her by taking care of Ponsawan. Both Ponsawan and I enjoy hearing about your adventures and watching your new friendship grow. Thanks for being such a blessing in all our lives.

Frances said...

Tina and Macey,
I loved your 5-12-08 poem. Thanks for sharing it! it is so wonderful to see Ada's friends involved...

I am so glad Ponsawan will not be alone for 18 hours...your presence will comfort her... do something out of the extraordinary to relax..I heard some good plans! Perhaps Ponsawan can see some of the College friend she lately re-connected with!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! As I read that you adopted boys from Korea, it is no wonder that you have a big heart to take care of Ada. Adoptive moms, in my experience, are so extra-caring with a special gift to give and become a mother to someone else's biological children. Peace and blessings to you!

My dear Ponsawan,
The depth, love, patience, and maturity that has always charactized you as a human being,daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend continues to inspire us all! This is evident in this blog. Your strength is powerful. We are here for you for whatever you need...But remember, I have never been good at guessing. Perhaps Ardis can help communicate how we can be of help! Love you lots, Frances

Ardis and Ponsawan,
Keep sharing the little daily improvements, no matter how tiny, every little bit counts! This is encouraging for those of us who cannot be there and are day by day, praying, wishing, crying,remembering,bonding, hoping, just hoping and believing that if we put our positive thoughts and energy together, our love, and connect our inner selves...we will imagine it and it will come true.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Frances.. It means so much to me to be able to read about the "little daily improvements"--and even little set-backs. I will rejoice in the improvements, no matter how "small" and pray for the set-backs, no matter how "small".

It means so much to me to be able to keep up with Ada in any way possible. I daily check this blog, her facebook group wall, the Caringbridge blog, and occasionally even your jewelry blog, just to see if there are any updates. It always means so much to me to hear how our precious Ada is doing!

I am excited to see her this weekend. I will be there Sunday and Monday evenings, if everything works out as I hope!

Prayers and Blessings,

CU# 1835024 said...

Macey and Tina,

Your poem is so touching. Ada will be laughing and crying at the same time when she reads it. Thank you for sharing this special piece.

Ardis and Frances,

I humbly take in your words and suggestions. I appreciate who you are and where you are in life journey. It is a great pleasure to witness your spirit and see you doing great things.


I will see you at JFK on Monday and we will build a memory of a lifetime together. So many friends are waiting to see you in Thailand and I know we are lucky to have you with us.