April 27, 2015: Child’s Tears

~by Paula Veloso Babadi

Who but God know us to the core, understands us and accepts us just the way we are. The psalmist says it best “Lord, you have probed me, you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. You sift through my travels and my rest; with all my ways you are familiar. Even before a word is on my tongue, LORD, you know it all” (Psalm 139:1-5). When fellow human beings misunderstand me or wrongly interpret my actions, it is enough to know the Lord gets me. I can let go.

That wasn’t always true. I used to allow what people thought or said about me cause me pain, cause my tears to flow. Even if I could have found the words to correct misconceptions, there was never the guarantee of a receptive ear – except for the Lord. The psalmist continues “You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know. My bones are not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, fashioned in the depths of the earth.” (Psalm 139:13-15)

When no one on this earth really knows – He does. And in the canyon along with tears, there is beauty and release.

Child’s Tears


Child’s tears

grieving fallen ice-cream cones?




Secrets keep pictures


Puzzles are un-pieceable.


Weeping springs from canyon wounds.


Paula Veloso Babadi has worked in the health care industry for over thirty five years, but her true passion is poetry. She is a member of the St. John’s Chapter of the national Catholic Writers Guild and a regular contributor to the St. Joseph’sReflections Newspaper. Growing up in England and Pensacola with her Filipino and British parents and marrying into her Iranian family, she now lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband, daughter and nearby three grown sons and grandchildren.

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