hey, friend. i hope this week has treated you kindly, full of gentle words and tender embraces. it has been that kind of week for me, every day bringing little moments of grace and wonder.
here's the kind of weird thing, though. nothing really happened.
do you remember when i wrote THIS POST just a few months ago?
well, circumstantially, nothing is very different in my life. i'm still a single lady, hoping and praying that i will get to marry a farmer and have a lot of babies. (he doesn't have to be a farmer. i've just really been in a little house on the prairie kind of mood.) my heart still both delights and breaks when i snuggle with my sweet nephew. there is a very real loss and sorrow in my life.
i am safe to travel to the edge of that sorrow, to look it right in the eye, to feel the utter extent of that pain and confusion.
my anchor holds within the veil.
there is no place i can go where He is not.
and allowing myself to fully feel those emotions and acknowledge my life circumstances creates a space for healing and rest. creates space for holy dancing and jumping and delighting in the freedom He purchased at such a great cost.
do you see?
i fully feel my joy because i fully feel my sorrow.
have a great weekend, beloved. let me know how i can be praying for you.