Testimony Tuesday: My life, in a poem

Welcome to Testimony Tuesday! I have a short poetic testimony to share with you, which I recently wrote. I do hope it inspires you and makes you smile!

“Before, my heart was heavy and bleeding,
my arms were weak from pushing away,
my head was clouded and my eyes often rained,
my legs were sore from wandering,
my back was burdened and bent,
my spirit was so very low,
as I felt there was no hope,
but You Lord picked me up and adopted me,
and loved me as your own.

Now my eyes are open and see the Light,
my heart is filled with peace and joy,
my arms are lifted up to You,
my legs are running in your race,
my head is filled with words You spoke,
my back is straight as I carry on your work,
my spirit is joined by your Holy Spirit,
because You have called my name,
and do love me as your own.

You gave me homes and families,
with people who love me,
You taught me how to forgive,
those that caused this child pain,
You are the best friend from my youth,
You are the perfect Father I never had,
You provided my every need including a car,
from whom I never will know,
You are the Spirit that leads me wherever I go,
from living at Peniel,
to Fergus Falls, Kansas City, Nashville and Atlanta,
You waited, then showed the man just for me,
and gave us 2 children to love,
You work in our lives every minute of the day,
so I will give praise to you continually.

Even so…
My crown is chipped,
my throne is dirty,
my chariot is rusting,
my subjects complain,
my moat is dry,
my fire is out,
my watchdog is sleeping,
and my walls are crumbling,
but I am still queen of this castle,
with a king of my heart,
and The King still loves me as His own.”

Food for thought: “‘And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me’, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18

Fun facts: Did you know that you can legally adopt an adult? The “parent” must be at least 10 years older than the one being adopted.

Photo by: Kari Wiseman – Family vacation 2018



  • Sherry Dingfield says:

    Kari, beautiful picture of your family. The kids have grown so much. And because I know your story, I so appreciate the honestly & candor of your poem. Makes me proud to be your auntie! Sherry

  • Grace Reichen says:

    Beautiful family picture and a beautifully written post of the day. Been thinking myself about who God thinks I am and who I think I am – big difference. “I am who you say I am” is the line from a worship song at church 2 weeks ago that got me going. So glad God picked you up and has kept you in His hands! You have a beauty inside and out! Love, Grace

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