Paradise Eternal

October 9, 2021

Inspired by conversations with Suzanne today, on this particular morning, I am thankful for everyone who has graced this existence with love, joy and hope…and who continue to inspire.

Oh Blessed Mary, mother of my Lord who whispers,

“Surrender to Love and be changed”

You could I not see and

Struggled in vain, against Thee.

Yet in my search was I shown

An emerald heart upon Thy throne.

And now,

No earthly gems will ever satisfy this

Longing inside my soul to fly…into

Your breath breathing me

Within the walls of

This mortal body…a new life

Paradise eternal; when I close my eyes

You are with me—and I realize—

I am surrendered. I am changed.

With love and gratitude,

Nina 💚