How you once helped a friend who hoarded
by hiring a saint to clean out her apartment
and begin her life over again.
How you overcame your fears
and took up open water swimming.
How you graduated from Sears Charm School
because your mother wanted you to be more feminine.
How you learned about grief and how to empathize
by being with your Mom and Dad when they were dying.
How it took you three tries
to find the love of your life.
How you were led away from the Methodists
and toward the Friends
by listening to the still, small voice.
How graced you were
to discover your vocation at a very early age.
How you learned that a heart belongs
to the one who allows it to be broken.