Growing in God and Inspiring Young Women Through Faith and Fashion

Hoodies and Hope


I remember being wrapped up

In an over-sized hoodie

Folding in on myself,

As I ignored God’s quiet whisper

To come home.

Now here I am

Staring at the hazy walls of the hospital

As I wait for news.

The sun is setting and

The humidity is like a curtain.

I’m trying to balance

Who I was yesterday

And the storms I now face.

I trace the gold anchor

Wrapped around my neck.


That one word.

I know I’ll make it through somehow.

I know You’ll always love me

Even when the hoodies are gone.

I know You’ll never leave me

Even when I run

Down the hall,

Looking for a way to

Make myself smaller.

Let me fall into you,

So I don’t break.

Let me take root where

Your anchor stands.

I’m coming home.


Written by Emily Smith at, 2016 ©

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil (Hebrews 6:19 NKJV).

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  1. allycarter1

    I love this bible verse!

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Thanks, it’s one of my favorites.

  2. Damyanti Biswas

    Lovely lines. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      You’re welcome thanks for commenting!

  3. beckielindsey

    Emily, You are a beautiful young woman! I’m praying for your grandma.

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Thank you so much! You are too 🙂 I really appreciate your prayers!

  4. Dainty M

    I love this! I love this!! “I trace the gold anchor wrapped around my neck. Hope–That one word…” My pendant is a gold anchor so this literally described me! Wow! Plus, I’ve been drawn to Heb 6:19 lately and this post is oh so timely! 🙂 Thank you dear! You’re such a blessing! <3

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      I’m so glad! My friend got me a gold anchor necklace for my birthday. This is one of my favorite verses. My grandma is in the hospital right now very sick.

      • Dainty M

        Awww, I’ll be praying for you. God is in control.
        PS: We should make a photo collage of the pendants 🙂

        • fearfullywonderfullyme

          Thanks, we should!

  5. didiscripts

    Great lyrics for a song. Awesome piece.

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Thanks! I really appreciate it. I believe poetry is music on paper 😊

  6. fearfullywonderfullyme

    Thanks Gryvia!

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