This was not the post intended for today, I had one half written but….. I believe this was meant to be. I had a visit from a close friend, a heart to heart visit. It was a refreshing visit, one that made me cry. I wasn’t expecting the tears.
I have shared my story of the struggles in this past year before with others and this friend knew the story, but there were things she didn’t know as well. I was sharing from the heart and I could feel the emotion building as my hands started moving quicker. Yes, my hands are connected to my mouth . My poor Yorkie jumped off my lap to get away from the moving hands. I still was OK as I shared, my voice was strong. It wasn’t until she started speaking. It wasn’t until I was hearing her sweet, caring voice that the emotions built up and slid down my cheeks, and she wrapped her arms around me holding me tight.The love resonating from her heart!
I know I said this before, but it is worth repeating. I am so thankful for the people God has placed in my life. I have the absolute best family and friends, (sorry if you thought your friends were the best :)) I am talking about the ones that can give me hugs up close and the hugs I get through words from a distance. They are both important in helping me and my family walk through this valley right now.
One more thing, if you are one who thinks tears are a sign of weakness, get rid of that thought now! They are healing, they are needed, they are cleansing.