I have experienced tears of healing
Tears of fear, tears of joy
Words of encouragement that were employed
Being forced to face life and my feelings.
My experience of tears started as a little boy
This may seem normal as life goes
But challenges came early and the tears flowed
Their were surgeries and mentions of life, death and no time to play coy.
So I prayed for my mom and dad when life seemed uncertain
By the grace of God, prayers and the surgeon’s hands
My tears of fear, became tears of joy as I wanted out of that hospital bed to stand
The dark feelings of sadness gone as my mom pulled back the curtain.
So in the coming years my tears of healing came
Now and then as I am grateful for life
Even when disappointments of the world cut like a knife
Due to my second chance to live I will never be the same.
I do not know were you tears in life have come from
My hope is that your tears of sadness are replaced
By tears of healing and joy on your face
As your life is full of love, grace and peace under the sun.
By Ty Stingel
January 29, 2014