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I Believe


I believe in the miracle of her hands, from tiny clenched fists to clumsy little mitts to capable and drawing and zipping and buttoning.


I believe in the miracle of his smile, how one little boy can win over a room, stop a game of rough and tumble tag, melt a mama’s heart.

I believe in the miracle if her motion, yet unseen, and how it rumbles up from deep in the middle of me, unexpected, welcome.

I believe in the miracle of a man’s heart, how the broadest-shouldered man I know is both the strongest and the gentlest, and how those don’t ever cancel out each other.


I believe in the miracle of light, how letting in the brightness of a day changes us, molds us into a people softer, gentler, kinder.

I believe in the miracle of kindness, how a word or a touch can change a mood, a day, and even a life.

I believe in the miracle of welcoming, of opening self to self so we can love and live and change.

I believe in the miracle of bravery, that a person can stare down those things that make them most afraid and find glory on the other side.

I believe in the miracle of every day, the one that says there’s gold in these here hills, the ones right in front of us, if only we can find it.

Linking with Imperfect Prose today.


  1. lisafromcanada says:

    I’m oh so glad that you’re writing, and letting us “hear” these thoughts of yours.  Love you friend!

  2. JamieBonilla says:

    wow. so beautiful. your beliefs and how you say it. clicked over from emily’s place, and thought “i think i know that girl from biola” ha. we have 11 mutual friends on fb. guess so. do you still live in the area? funny that it took a girl in canada for me to get a glimpse of your lovely writing, when we have that much shared history :)

      • JamieBonilla says:

        @aegialia  @JamieBonilla yes *shyly* i am just beginning my first forays into creative writing (i was in margit’s NURSING class at biola -ha- never wrote a creative thing in my life until about a year ago when i started exploring poetry and art journaling, and now i’m taking an ecourse on “story” so i’m learning & playing & fighting & loving it! :) the braveone.blogspot.com

        • aegialia says:

          @JamieBonilla I love it! What a sweet place. I love your focus on bravery . . . though I always find it harder to be brave in daily life than to do big, brave things :)

  3. wow, this is amazing! my heart sings with you, as you believe in so many things that we share. that miracle of the broad-shouldered man, that wonder of the light in the eyes of your child…ahh, yes, I taste this too.

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