The Anatomy

of a Nesting

Doll

* An infant crying in the dark; Alone, confused, terrified

* A toddler eating all in sight;  Aching, empty, hungry for love

* A little girl knowing she is bad & wrong;  Ashamed, dirty, wanting to hide

* A young girl learning to please them all;  Crying, hurting, alone at night

* A girl living in splintered worlds;  Pushing, willing the pain away

* A preteen watching her Daddy die;  Alone, confused, terrified

* A young teen, plastic & hardened well;  Oozing, hemorrhaging, bleeding within

* A student, eager to shed herself;  Eating, purging, starving to feel

* A teen desperate to believe she's loved;  Humiliated, rejected, losing hope

* A young adult who's been told she's free;  Striving, dragging her shackles along

* A 20-something with the world ahead;  Wishing, longing to just be dead

* A warrior, hell-bent to overcome;  Seeking, thinking, looking within

* A woman in love, full of hope;  Believing, trusting, duped & fooled

* A young bride, trapped in the hell she'd feared;  Reverting to roles she knows so well

* A mother who needs a mother herself;  Protecting her baby with all that she has

* A woman who knows the power she holds;  Trading herself for her child's sake

* A mother of two for such a brief time;  Losing her Joy as life slips away

* A drunken, sobbing, broken mom;  Hiding, scared, fading, & numb

* An angry wielder of cutting things;  Furious she can't complete the job

* A patient taking her meds & some;  Going to sleep, scared & not scared to wake up

* A wife who fears she's being replaced;  Shamed, rejected, in disgrace

* A mama fighting to rescue her boy;  Angry at the world & determined to win

* A blank, bloated, empty shell;  Living out her personal hell

* A desperate wife, ashamed and confused;  Vowing she's done with the life she's known

* A truth-seeker, at the end of herself;  Wanting to know Him more than all else

* A miracle mother again of three;  Thrust back into loss, pain & grief

* A raw mass of throbbing pain;  Alone, confused, terrified

* A beloved child to the King of kings;  Learning her value lies only in Him

* A rescued prisoner stumbling into light;  Blinking, confused, dragging chains

* A woman freed, standing up for herself;  Alone, abandoned, judged & condemned

* A single mother making a home;  Bearing the weight of her child's blame

* A sojourner swimming in oceans of grief;  Moving, feeling, clinging to Him

* A mourner, public with her tears;  Crying, not caring who will hear

* A prophetess, speaking what He says to say;  Wanting only to see Him praised

* A rebel who's done contorting herself;  Seeking His face above all else

* A woman at peace in her Father's arms;  Wounded & healing, leaning into Him

*A striver in pain being used by the LORD;  Repurposing that which was meant to destroy