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  • Writer's pictureKaisa

Please Come Home (+ Growing Family!)

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Our Family Is Growing! I am thrilled to share that my husband and I will soon welcome a sweet little baby boy into our family. We began the process of adopting internationally from Korea about two years ago, but the desire for him has been with us years before that. We are over the moon excited to finally meet our little one this Fall, and can't believe we get to be his parents! My motherhood journey has already been incredibly beautiful, even though it has hardly begun. My hands have prepared and prayed for the little one through countless hours of quilting, doll making, sewing, journaling, felting, weaving, home making, gathering and collecting (not to mention the piles of paperwork that my husband and I filled out in order to bring our baby home safely!). I believe that through all the preparation God has already been felting our family together in His mysterious ways that surpass my human understanding.

There has never been a season in my life when my physical body has better taught me how to pray than this one. I have experienced God's tender nearness deep within me in new and profound ways. With the company of many art mediums, nature, and kind spiritual companions, I have learned to listen to the ways my body holds the ache and longing to be united with our sweet baby. Among numerous prayers, Scripture verses and images, a poem by Jane Hooper titled"Please Come Home" has touched me most deeply as I have prayed it over our baby. By sharing the poem with you, my hope is that it will bring to you, too, joy and a sense of deeper belonging to your own self, God and this world.

"Please Come Home" a Poem by Jane Hooper

Please come home.

Please come home.

Find the place where your feet know where to walk

And follow your own trail home.

Please come home.

Please come home into your own body,

Your own vessel, your own earth.

Please come home into each and every cell,

And fully into the space that surrounds you.

Please come home.

Please come home to trusting yourself,

And your instincts and your ways and your knowings,

And even the particular quirks of your personality.

Please come home.

Please come home and once you are firmly there,

Please stay home awhile and come to a deep rest within.

Please treasure your home. Please love and embrace your home.

Please get a deep, deep sense of what it’s like to be truly home.

Please come home. Please come home.

And when you’re really, really ready,

And there’s a detectable urge on the outbreath, then please come out.

Please come home and please come forward.

Please express who you are to us, and please trust us

To see you and hear you and touch you

And recognize you as best we can.