Author: Anne

To all the therapists, staff & residents at Center for Change, with love
by Anne Edwards – Former Patient

I’ve been asked if I believe in God
In angels
Or in hope.
How could I not believe!
For who else but angels
could hold so frail a person as I
so close to God that death
became impossible?
Who else but angels
have the patience
to follow along and keep pace
with such small steps
even steps that sometimes faltered backwards?
Who else but angels
could minister love
to one who acted at first
so unlovable?
Who else but angels
could see through the cries
of shame and agony
and see a lovely woman underneath?
It was angels arms that held me.
It was angels voices that comforted me and
It was hope that kept me going
In good times and in bad.
There are so many angels here.
It is impossible not to believe that where angels are
Hope and God are also.
We all have the privilege
of being angels to one another
to be arms that
hold,
caress,
comfort,
love unconditionally.
For this is the side of God
In us all.
How do I know this to be truth?
How do I know the angels can be trusted?
I have seen them
I have felt their constant presence
and been embraced by their unconditional love.
I have been told they are here
by God himself.
And He never, ever lies.

By: Anne Edwards – Former Patient

To all the therapists, staff & residents at Center for Change, with love

I’ve been asked if I believe in God
In angels
Or in hope.
How could I not believe!
For who else but angels
could hold so frail a person as I
so close to God that death
became impossible?
Who else but angels
have the patience
to follow along and keep pace
with such small steps
even steps that sometimes faltered backwards?
Who else but angels
could minister love
to one who acted at first
so unlovable?
Who else but angels
could see through the cries
of shame and agony
and see a lovely woman underneath?
It was angels’ arms that held me.
It was angels’ voices that comforted me and
It was hope that kept me going
In good times and in bad.
There are so many angels here.
It is impossible not to believe that where angels are
Hope and God are also.
We all have the privilege
of being angels to one another
to be arms that
hold,
caress,
comfort,
love unconditionally.
For this is the side of God
In us all.
How do I know this to be truth?
How do I know the angels can be trusted?
I have seen them
I have felt their constant presence
and been embraced by their unconditional love.
I have been told they are here
by God himself.
And He never, ever lies.