Coffee for Your Heart- Forevermore

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Coffee for your Heart- Forevermore

 By Susie Teramura

Tiny kiss on the lips

Leg over leg, she hops

Back in bed.

“Are you scared mommy?”

Reassuringly, I say


“What are you

Scared of,” she presses,

“Snakes and spiders?”

And I quiet

To think,

And my thoughts

Continue on

A conversation

With myself,

No, I guess

I am not

Really afraid of

Snakes and spiders.

Not really,

The fears now,

After having birthed

Precious ones

From my heart,

Run deeper

Through veins

Pumping hard.

Glancing over

At her sweet eyes

Closing slow

Thoughts press in,

Silently, it surfaces,

That fear,

The one that

Keeps me up,

My cheeks pink

And I whisper

Under my breath

“Loosing you

My sweet one, ”

That’s the reality

The pit in my stomach

The chain around my neck

The thought that haunts and

Runs me around

Causing me to be

So, Careful.

Then You speak

Straight to my heart

Strong but gentle,

“She is mine-

I’ve got her

In my able hands

And she will be there


Far after yours

Can hold her

No longer.

So Rest,

Dear one, rest

On this promise

I am your Father

Chasing hard

After you ,

And one day

I will gather

My children

And we will


All of us-


My Family and Me,

And the rejoicing,

It will be great,

As we look

Upon each other

With the knowing,

That never again

Will we be apart

Never, ever

Will we have

To bear

Roads that separate,

Cords that tear

And goodbyes

That feel so permanent,

In me,

What’s permanent

Are your names

Tattooed on my hand


In me,

What’s permanent

Are your places

At My table

Your names

On My door.

So precious one

Rest those fears

In my outstretched arms

Let me

Have their weight


I’ve got this

I’ve got her

I’ve got you

I’m here.


God with


She breathes hard now,

Fears released,

Rest settles

Like the evening dew,

And I realize

We are truly,


In love

by you.

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Isaiah 49:16

 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

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