Because you came back for Thomas I hope
you may come back for me.
Because you breathed peace upon Thomas I wonder
if there is a peace for me.
Because you let Thomas touch you I believe
I will hold you in my hands.
Because no doors nor death nor doubt
would keep you from seeking him out
I will expect to see your face
in the most unexpected place.
Because of your infinite patience
with Thomas I will wait for you.
About Rosalind C Hughes
Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.