Shadow’s Past in Glory’s Light

A silhouette,

An empty frame,

Of a past that doesn’t remain.

Stumbling, Falling and Up again,

You’re still here; it’s not the end.


Gone the regrets,

Gone the fears;

A New Year, it’s already here!

Hope for today, Hope for tomorrow,

The hope lies within you to follow.


Out from the dark,

In newness of light;

Stands a tall you, shining bright.

Yearning, Passionate, Full of Love;

The gifts bestowed upon you from above.


Begin now,

Begin anew;

Leave a legacy that outlives you.

Dreams, Goals, the Impossible within reach,

The fruit, the harvest in others you teach.


Meaning:  You are here for a purpose.  The gifts and talents that come so easily to you are God’s gift through you.  Share the gift.  Leave a legacy.  Begin anew with a “New” you!

May the blessings rain down on you and yours in 2012 and always!

You are Loved,

Laurie Popovich






About Laurie Popovich, Pops of Life

Hi! So, happy you stopped by. Stick around while I tell you a little bit about me and my journey. I’m a daughter to Spanish parents and a sister, too! That means I love family, hugs, to share my 2 cents, music, dancing, flavorful foods & coffee. I’m a wife, twice to the same man, in a thrice redeemed marriage. I love deeply because I know no other way and it has filled my life with hope. I’m a believer of the impossible. I’m a mom of 5 beautiful and full of life blessings; but was only supposed to have one. You see, I had cancer; given 6 months to live when our first and daughter was 2. They’re a product of the impossible. I’m a homeschool mom who didn’t think she could teach: first, at all then, at different levels, different styles. I teach in what in my mind was the impossible. I’ve walked through many trials; some that have taken my life in many aspects, including literally. I have overcome the impossible. I’m a spiritual sister and friend. I love to share and encourage others in life to live the impossible. I’m a daughter of the King; a powerful Creator and Redeemer of the impossible – me - and I can be impossible  I love to…love people…encourage others…being a student of life and the impossible …laugh at myself… journal my hopes & dreams & pray to make them a reality… journal my fears & seek to turn them into victories…eat chocolate…cook for many & watch them enjoy the food & fellowship…go against the grain because you never know what blessing is there waiting for you…flirt with my husband openly because I’m in love…squeeze our 5 blessings often because I’m grateful & amazed by them…say sorry often because I make mistakes, stress & well, I’m a mess at times…I run to clear my head…and…I run to God because He’s my source of strength, hope, and love. I’m not where I was and I’m not where I’m yet going to be; I’m under construction deeply desiring to enjoy the journey. I know you have a unique and exciting one too, and I can’t wait to learn and enjoy the journey with you! Grateful, Laurie
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11 Responses to Shadow’s Past in Glory’s Light

  1. Thank you Miz Pops for sharing your gift on the eve of New Year’s Eve. You’ve helped us reflect on where we’ve been, to ponder how we got here and to -and to remind us to focus our priorities on the legacy we leave.

    What a blessing this is!

  2. Laurie,

    It’s easy to see with your warm heart and uplifting words just a few of God’s gifts to you, as you so eloquently share your inspirational spirit, sharing the gift of God’s love to us all.

  3. fc3arch says:

    This is great! Thank you for sharing!!! Happy new year to you and your loved ones.

    • Hi, Frank!

      Thank you for your encouragement. Our children are our legacy. May we always seek to be a blessing so that they can be a blessing unto the world and others. I know you do this with yours; peace and love to you all this New Year!


  4. Love it! I can feel your warmth through your words 🙂 And beautifuly stated!

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