Saturday, May 2, 2009

Love Arrives...

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

LT is home.

Words by Maya Angelou


  1. Beautiful Julie! What an amazing afternoon, I am still wiping the tears away. xoxo

  2. Gosh - how amazing. Love the poem.

  3. Not good that I'm sitting in a cafe and visible crying.

    Thank you for sharing the photos and the words.


  4. You are the BEST dang welcome wagon that exists!!!! Can't wait to see the same done for you. I would tell you I would be there for you, but now it's a really long drive:)

  5. Aw, precious little love. Can you guys do welcomes up in Northern CA?

  6. gorgeous. wish I could be there for all these welcome wagons.

  7. Oh, I have goose bumps!!! So sweet. Makes my arms ache and yet we are so far away...It's all worth it when you look at that darling face :) Harmony

  8. Beautiful post Julie!!! So wish we could have been there!!!

  9. She's a beauty! Congratulations to your friend!

  10. I love your welcome parties. We had a horrific 3 hours in LAX on the way home (we were exhausted, Mihiret was ready to run)we needed a group like that to help us through. Next time maybe ;)

  11. YOU ARE MAGIC! Thank you for this.

  12. What a darling little poppet. Oh how I love Welcome Home pictures.