Sometimes things just drop in my lap, beautiful things, and I have no choice but to share them.
As I woke up today pondering that it is Monday, which means for me here at New Nostalgia, it is the day to list the gifts, there was a feeling of heaviness in my heart. In my personal life, right now there are so many gifts that I feel like my heart could burst. It is a wonderful thing not taken for granted. Pain in my own life is minimal right now, but in those surrounding me, those whom I love and even those whom I am just barely know, I see pain. I hear need.
I tell my story, and it seems to free those up around me to tell theirs. This is one of the best gifts given to me, that one would share deep. I treasure these gifts.
~A lady at church, with fear and tears in her eyes, tells me of scans, tests and the hell of waiting for test result.
~A story of a baby lost, the pain it wreaks in a heart and a marriage.
~Another story, one of depression, a dark hole that sucks the life out of a being and leaves those around feeling helpless.
~A beautiful friend, whose beauty can cause me to stumble, cannot see it.
~A mother, whose given love and her life to two precious foster girls, fears the very real idea of losing them. Court dates are coming, she asks for prayer.
I sit before my computer, feeling heavy. I ask God for clarity as to what to write. I start up my Spotify account, and before me is a recommended CD called “All Sons And Daughters.” The album design and song title catch my eye. I click on it. It is exactly what I needed to hear today, what I must share.
If you have Spotify, click this All Sons & Daughters – Reason To Sing to listen to song. The sound is a bit better than the above video.
~my home decorated. Home decor given to me from a dear friend. Old to her, new to me.
~late night vulnerable chats with a friend
~music. A reason to sing.
~community. Relationships. Hearts shared. Pain shared.
~great blood test results. A healthy body.
~a full silverware drawer. My dad who reads this post, chuckles to himself, then surprises me with a trip to the store to choose a new set. I smile every time I open my drawer. My girl exclaims “what are we gonna do with all of those forks, spoons and knives?!”