Today a Little Part of Me Flew Away

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Today a little part of me flew away
Tears
I’d been watching from a distance
Watching your mumma and papa
Lovingly build a safe place for you
Little by little the little nest grew
Upon a solid foundation, they took it in turns
Bringing perfect substance day by day
Until one day, your home was ready
I watched as they swooped our inquisitive kitten
Guarding over your delicate shells bearing life
As if your very life depended upon it
And it did
They sat upon you so faithfully
Smothering you with love
Then one day, life broke free
Little by little you grew
Into the sweetest little twins
And mumma and papa loved you so much
I saw little open mouths, always fed
I saw gifts of creation, love and tenderness
Then you were all grown up, and sitting upon the edge
Day by day I watched and waited
Not wanting you to leave
I took this photo yesterday
I’m so pleased I did
Because today, you’re no longer there
I missed saying goodbye
Today you are gone
Today a little part of me flew away
Joy in tears
’Cause I know you are safe
And that which flew away
Has been replaced with a gentleness
Thankfulness and love for my Father, my heavenly Father

Mumma’s still hanging around though
Maybe your siblings are soon to arrive
And again, sweet life will bless both them
And me
As I see His beautiful hand of love
Reach out, just outside our bedroom door

© 2017 Liana Wendy Howarth

Love Forgiven

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How can I describe the beauty of His love?
It envelops with the touch of soft velvet
It protects with the fierceness of approaching danger
It surrounds with a peace unseen, unknown
Oh! The Father’s love is love

Love forever grounded
Love forever living
Love everlasting freedom
Love forever giving

Worship Him with wings of song
Let your joy flutter softly heavenwards
Radiantly shining, praise and adoration
Little butterflies of your love
In sweetness a savor floating

Pureness of the early morning dew
The great black cockatoo heralds a brand new day
The wondrous cries in perfect blueness
Reach out and receive Him
He won’t turn away

In the quietness of the day
Stop
Rest. Let His arms softly cradle
Listen for whispers gently spoken
And know the Father’s Word is love

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

YOUR PERFECTION MAKES ME CRY (A Song of Thanksgiving)

YOUR PERFECTION MAKES ME CRY

Seeing all Your perfection round me
Releases such vulnerability
From the very depths of emotion
Tears well up and flow from captivity

Oh! Lord Your perfection makes me cry
From the darkest of night to noon time dry
Through all the seasons I wonder why
Your love powerfully touches my eye

Chorus
Oh! I love You ever, ever so much
With this love you have given me
And all that I can really, truly say
Is Your perfection makes me cry
Cry in sadness or with joy’s sigh

Words, they struggle to convey my love
Try as I can, I can’t fathom Your love
Breathing in all that’s sent from above
I witness Your glory, amazing love

Oh! Lord Your perfection makes me cry
And my eyes are cleansed daily by and by
To the truth my heart will always fly
I drink of Your sweet Word, so pure so nigh

Bridge
I cannot, I will not surrender this feeling
This feeling and knowledge of the One who brings healing
Healing, redeeming, yes healing, redeeming
I come to You now Lord, my obedience kneeling

Chorus
Oh! I love You ever, ever so much
With this love you have given me
And all that I can really, truly say
Is Your perfection makes me cry
Cry in sadness or with joy’s sigh

© 2014 Liana Wendy Howarth