My Heart Stood Still

My heart stood still as I lay next to you,

my ear pressed against your back.

I listened to you breathe and the sound

reminded me to catch my own breath.

I was amazed to realize that in my very bosom

slept something so real it consumed me.

Within me was an undeniable force

that filled me up, and overflowed,

and made me feel complete.

My heart stood still as I lay next to you,

my inner self exposed and vulnerable.

I listened to your heart beat and I knew

that mine was safe with you.

I was bewildered to realize that

within me was a gift from God I’d unworthily received.

It was a sense of peace so deep

it permeated every fiber of my being

and made me feel complete.

My heart stood still as I lay next to you,

my soul rested peacefully, at last.

I listened to that still small voice which said

I’d be wise to invest myself in you.

I was awed to discover that in me swelled

something so great there was no room for doubt.

Within me was what started as a seed, planted by God himself,

and brought to fruition by His hand

and it made me feel complete.

About Rachel Scott

A native of Southewestern Louisiana, I now live in rural Georgia after stints in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Montana, and Europe. After much trial and error I have found and married the love of my life. We have four adult children and five grandchildren. Our lives are centered around family, faith and friends.
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