This post is a bit of re-cap of my last week - an emotional one around these parts. By the way.... Have you ever noticed how physically tired you can get when you become emotionally drained? Anyway...
Over the past few days I attended a funeral of a dear woman from my church, and I also spent time and then said goodbye to some good friends (and our loved pastor) as they set out on a new journey. Yes, it was draining! We celebrated! We laughed, drank, ate, and cried.
Everything had more meaning the last few days. Everything was heart-felt. Nothing was taken for granted.
Sometimes we need these wake up calls to realize how special people are - and how wonderful relationships become. This past week was a time that made the wake up bell go off!
Our church has been going through some rough patches recently. Some things have been said, and emailed, that have been hurtful - and sad. (It has nothing to do with pastor and family leaving.) So, now when I reflect on the last week I realize how in times of struggle and sadness the bonds can be stronger, and more meaningful.
Through thick and thin!
We all want the roses all the time but perhaps a prick of a thorn makes you realize just how beautiful the flower is!
I don't know what the coming weeks will bring. I suppose I need a bit of a reprieve from the emotions, and I need time to be "still" again. But, looking back on the past few days I have been uplifted even in my sadness. I have felt love, and I have experienced a deepness in people by just looking into their eyes. Sometimes words are not needed.
Ok... yet I blog! lol
See you tomorrow for the Hodgepodge.