Just Starting Out

For Coco’s first post, I’m looking back at what Coco has written in these first few weeks (yes weeks!) of open communication with RPM.  The first piece was written after a walk in the woods.  The second piece is a letter that Coco wrote to her family to be read aloud on Christmas Eve.  This was the first time she has ever communicated with her extended family.  It was amazing to witness. Coco said it was the BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE.  The last piece is a poem that Coco wrote about Malala Yousafzai.  In this poem, she takes on the perspective of Malala and describes her life in exile from her beloved Pakistan.  For those who need to see it to believe it, here is a link to one of the videos we have posted to You Tube (search “rpm with mom” for more.  In this video, Coco is working on her Christmas letter:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg5RchItQbY

 

TO WALK IN GODS LOVE

PROMISES ME A VOLUME OF THINGS

SUCH AS BLESSINGS UNTOLD

UTTER AMAZEMENT FOR POWER OF HIS TOUCH

RULING OVER MY WORLD

 

 

DEAR FAMILY,

I CAN NOW TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
EVERYONE ROUN HERE
LOVES REMEMBERING PAST CHRISTMASES
BUT NOT ME
IM LOOKING PAST NOW
TO OPEN WINDOWS
MY FUTURE IS BRIGHT

I CAN WRITE TO ALL MY FAMILY TO TELL THEM
SORRY THAT MY BEHAVIOR WAS TOUGH TO HELP

TONIGHT I TELL YOU THE SECRET IVE KEPT
WHEN I SOUNDED MAD I WAS SCARED
SCARED OF LOVING YOU TOO MUCH

I CAN LAUGH AND CRY TONIGHT
LAUGHTER IS BETTER THAN CRYING
TONIGHT WE CELEBRATE TOGETHER
TONIGHT WE LAUGH

MY HOPE FOR EVERYBODY THIS CHRISTMAS
IS STOP STRESSING OVER SMALL STUFF
BECAUSE ALL THAT MATTERS IS LOVE
AND WE HAVE THAT IN SPADES

TONIGHT LETS REMEMBER JUST HOW MUCH
WE HAVE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR
AND EVEN THOUGH LIFE IS NOT WITHOUT ITS TROUBLES
IT IS STILL UTTERLY AWESOME

MY CHALICE IS FULL
MY RUDDER HAS SET A COURSE
TO SAIL INTO THE MORNING LIGHT
READY FOR THE SUN TO SHINE ON ME

TONIGHT WE REJOICE
RISING ABOVE OUR PUNY PROBLEMS
TONIGHT WE SUCCESSFULLY PUT ASIDE
WHAT SEPARATES US

TONIGHT THE SAVIOR COMES
TONIGHT OUR HOPE UNITES US
PRAY PEACE LOVE AND KINDNESS
RULE THE YEAR AHEAD

LOVE
COCO

 

 

“LEAVING”

STORIES OF ANOTHER PLACE

EFFORTLESS MEMORIES COME TO MIND

TART LEMON REMINDERS OF THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND

PEOPLE MAY GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO FIND THEIR WAY HOME

LONELY FOR THE PAST PEOPLE I LOVED

THE WORLD I ROAM

LOOK GREEN HILLS OF HOME FOR ME

WHEN GHOULS OF TERROR CEASE TO BE

ILL BE SLOWLY MAKING MY TRUTH KNOWN

KEEPING TRUE TO MY FAITH IN GOD

ULTERIOR MOTIVES OF ORIGINS UNKNOWN

WIPE OUT WOULD BE SCHOLARS

TURNING LITTLE GIRLS DREAMS INTO HORRORS

OF MY HOME I DREAM SOMEDAY TO RETURN

ELATED WITH PRIDE

TORCHLIGHT BLAZING

TO TELL THE WORLD THE STORY OF

ONE GIRL

ONE TEACHER

ONE BOOK

ONE PEN

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Just Starting Out

  1. Kim rockwell says:

    Coco, you beautiful and blessed angel. You are truly a gift from God and I feel lucky to know you. What is happening in your home can only be described as a Christmas Miracle. Your words are brilliant and full of emotion and I am so happy you are able to express them! It has been a while since we saw you and we can’t wait until our next visit. Keep writing and loving God…there is nothing in the world as important as that. God bless you and your family…love, Kim, Max and Ginni

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  2. Cheri Evan says:

    Coco, your words are an inspiration, a beautiful gift and something I plan to start my day with ~ A reminder of that all things are possible with God! Thank you for sharing your words with the world.
    I believe my life is blessed by knowing you and your family. I wish you open windows, peace, love and kindness in the coming year!

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