Being Mary


I’ve had my own belly full of boy,
my own heart filled with fear that

this world wasn’t good enough for
him. I’ve had dreams changed by

unexpected angels, life rearranged
in a split second. I have pondered

things in my heart. But did it start
-le her when he cried, wondering if

if it was Lord’s call or baby’s wail?
Did she daily fail, fall, and ask for

extra grace? Did she know it all
when she saw that tiny face? Did

she rock the Rock of Ages through
all stages of heartache? Oh, Mary,

there is so much I don’t know. How
did you trust that tiny Savior so?




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7 Responses to Being Mary

  1. Jeff says:

    Very good questions. I never believed that line in “Away In A Manger.” You know, “But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.” Bet he did!
    I love that line, “Did she rock the Rock of Ages. . . “

  2. Sara v says:

    Way to bring it home to the heart of the question, and just plain heart–every mom has that sense–wow, what do I do now? Beautifully done 🙂 So happy you had so much time in De Chelly–what a magical place 🙂

  3. Jen Reyneri says:

    Holy chills with this, sis. Thank you:)

    Jen Reyneri Renaissance Woman Authentic Lifestyle Photojournalist

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  4. ihatepoetry says:

    Great perspective to this – comparing your questions to hers, excellent.

  5. I guess Mary trusted the baby because she trusted God… whether or not you believe in the Immaculate Conception, you have to give it to Mary. She was called and she didn’t hesitate.

    Have you heard Amy Grant’s adaptation of “Breath of Heaven” from Mary’s perspective? It does address her doubts and fears, and yet in the end she doesn’t waver. Merry Christmas, De. Love, Amy

  6. Susan Chast says:

    Love this. Imagine the humanity of Mary the Mother.

  7. I read this first thing this morning with my cup of coffee, in a quiet early space-it was so tender and human and beautiful…I love the way that you express this point of view. ♥

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