Saturday, July 4, 2009


First things first....Happy 4th of July. We had lots of rain and storms so the kids did not get to see fireworks but hopefully tomorrow.
I started this blog in March of this year, it's a personal blog, we've had a family blog since 2004 documenting our two little munchkin's journey as they have grown.

This blog is mostly about my journey, my journey to get closer to God, let go of the past, learn to be honest and real with myself about who I am and who I want to be and all the changes that I'm going through. I pour my heart out here, which is something that has always been difficult for me but I have felt the need to do it for so long, so what better place.
It's the journey of life we all are traveling and it's great to share that with all of you.

I love poetry, maybe one day I will share some of my own. I found some poems about journeys and this one stood out to me so I thought I would share it.

The Journey Without Shortcuts

The Journey traveled without shortcuts,
is a journey worth taking.
For there are no shortcuts,
to any place worth going.

The destination does not matter,
but the Journey to it does.
For at the destination,
you will not learn anything.

You will not accomplish much either.
On the Journey to it, however,
you learn many things,
and accomplish much.

On the Journey,you learn.
You learn that,
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey,
but spiritual beings on a human journey.

So travel hard,
and travel well.
Choose your companions wisely,
and leave everything behind.

Never look back,
always move forward.
For 'Yesterday is history,
and history is miles away.' (-Matthew West)

But never forget anything either,
learn all that you can,
and treasure the good times.
Then this Journey will be like no other.

This is the Journey,
of life.
Our life here on Earth,
so don't take shortcuts.

This Journey won't be easy,
but you have a guide.
The guide will never leave your side,
and He will carry you through the rough terrain.

He loves you more than you will ever know,
and He gave you this Journey,
so travel it while holding his hand.
You are not alone.

So again,
never look back,
but don't forget either,
and don't stop.

Don't take any shortcuts,
run the whole race.
You are not alone
on this Journey,
the Journey of life.

Melissa Wagner

Thanks for joining me on my journey and allowing me to join you on yours.


He & Me + 3 said...

What a great poem. I would love to hear some of yours on day.

Shayla said...

GREAT poem!!!

I love poetry too, thus why psalms are my favorite to read lol