Time Changes Us

22 years ago
A different
Person 
I was

Our relationship
Not
So 
Strong

Distanced
Disconnected
Not
The Father-Daughter
Bond
Often times
Dreamed of

Headstrong
Determined
Strong-willed

Wanting
To be heard
Wanting
To be seen

Not knowing
Not understanding

Behaviors
Words
Actions

Reflections
Of you
Not me

How not
To
Take things
Personally

Mentally
Spiritually
Psychologically
Draining

The best
Of you
I know you gave
Whether
How little
How much
You had

Dysfunction
Yes
Our life was

Different
The world seems now

New eyes
New vision
New perspective
New appreciation

As a kid
I wanted something more
I wanted something else
Wanted
What other people had
Instead

Little
Did I know
The favor
God did me
When I was
A young child
A teen
Young adult

Tough times
Challenging moments
Hardships
It did seem

He
Prepared me
For

Helped me
Become

More at peace

At one
With Him

God’s purpose
God’s plan

To humble me
To look inward
To appreciate
Give thanks

Let go of
Forgive

Knowing
The past
Is the past

Cancer
Of any kind
It is an
UGLY
UGLY
Disease
Dis-ease

My dad
He had 
Pancreatic cancer
Of all things

Uncomfortable 
Uncertain times
Many sufferings
Knowing
His days were numbered

Time
Changes us

Time
Heals us

Time
Reveals
Many things about us

Throughout time
We grow
We become
As one with Him

Published by juliearahm

For the first 22 years of my life, I was a dairy farmer in central Minnesota. My life journey brought me to Alaska in 1995 where my husband and I started our family and now nearly all of our children have grown into young adults. In 2008, at the age of 35, I graduated college, earning my BA in Early Childhood Education and began teaching three months after graduation. Since then, I've been working with preschoolers with special needs. I have learned so much about myself and gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for both the children and their families. My love of writing started at an early age. From writing in my journals and diaries, creative writing in school-given story starters by my teachers, writing hand written letters to penpals, individual letters to family members and friends, and much, much more. My dream of becoming a published author came true in 2010 when I published my first book, "Bessie the Amazing Cow." I haven't published more books since then, however God has provided me with much inspiration and story ideas for future publications. I am currently exploring self-publishing with hopes of getting my next children's pictures book in the works soon. I put all faith and trust in Him and His timing. I am grateful for He has trusted in me to be a vessel through which He speaks.

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