What do you offer someone who has given you everything, and is about to give you even more?
“It’s hard to be told you’re old and vulnerable.” The words fell in the middle of a funny text from my dad in which he was informing me (aka his long distance warden) of his plans for the next day and the precautions he would be taking as he ventured to the grocery store during “senior hours.”
And while the text made me laugh, it also shifted something in my heart.
“What’s making you angry?” I recoiled against the question, whispered to that sacred space where heart and mind meet soul. “I’m not angry,” I spoke through clenched teeth into the silence of my car. I felt the Holy Spirit repeat His question.My shoulders fell.My voice quavered as self-awareness mixed with pain.The dam cracked.The first words […]
I wanted to throw my shoe at my husband. But thankfully, it’s summer and I wasn’t wearing shoes. His words had elicited a visceral response in me—my first clue that they had merit. However, the moment the words, “Do you really need to post so much?” left his mouth, I had stopped listening. We had […]
A few days ago, while talking to a friend, I mentioned how I wish I could go back and tell twelve year old me (who struggled with feelings of awkwardness and insecurity, and always felt a little different from everyone else) that she was going to be ok. It was a passing comment. One I […]