praise God from whom
all blessings flow
praise God for shattered dreams
for chipped casserole dishes
drunken prayers and carpet stains

praise God for days spent
trying to get un-lost
for winding paths
unmarked roads
and overgrown fields
where serpents lurk
praise God for shaky hands
for love professed
through cracking voices
and for the aching
inside our chests

praise God for the undoing
for it is in faltering
that we discover what
it means to be strong

it is in

that we finally
begin to live