• Susan Eaton

Do You Remember?

Updated: Aug 20


Lord, do you remember

when I was six?

Do you remember that

my favorite song was

“You Needed Me?”

Do you remember how I would sing that song

at the top of my lungs

every time it came

on the radio?

Do you remember

how much

I loved that song?

Do you remember the day

at Michelle’s house?

My song came on,

and I just couldn’t

contain myself!


I stood in her bedroom chair,

closed my eyes,

raised my arms

and sang.


I sang as loud

as I could!

I thought my heart

would burst open!

I remember that

You were there.

I remember that.

I remember that I couldn’t

begin to comprehend you

or understand You,

but I remember

Your Presence.

And I remember

that I knew You.

My little six-year-old spirit

knew your Spirit.

My innocent and free

six-year-old heart

was bursting with joy because

somehow,

someway,

knew You were there—

Smiling over me,

loving me,

rejoicing with me,

rejoicing over me,

celebrating over my

six-year-old

praise of Love.

I remember being

overwhelmed with Love,

and being wrapped in Love

as I sang and sang

with my eyes closed

and my heart wide open.

I was six.

And you were there.

You’ve always

been there.

You’ve never left me.

And you are here now.

Thank you, Lord.

Thank you for remembering.

Thank you for reminding me.

I will remember

that you have never

stopped singing over me—

You have never stopped

celebrating me.

Even when you

seem silent,

You never stop

rejoicing over me—

Your child,

Your daughter,

Your beloved.

I will remember

and celebrate

that truth today, Lord,

And I will join you

in song,

even if only

in my heart.

I will rejoice that

you see me

and love me.

That you dance

over me

with wild abandon.


“This is my child!

I love her so much!”

I have never been loved

as well as I

have been

loved by you.

May I remember

that today.

You are here.

And I am loved.

Thank you, Lord.

“But Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.”

Luke 2:19


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