The Healing Tears

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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.

 

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23 thoughts on “The Healing Tears

    • A village is right, not sure what I did to deserve such wonderful friends, but I will keep them 🙂 Love you!!! ❤
      Cracking up at the same time, for this is such a different response, compared to what I just gave you in my reply to your comment in my other post, my "smartie" friend 🙂

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    • Thank you!
      You are very right. When I first found out about everything, shock took over. I knew I should be crying and inside my heart was, but on the outside I felt too numb. It only took hearing one more detail and the dam broke.

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    • The only drawback to the “dam” breaking was the timing. I didn’t break down when I was informed about the detail. My heart felt stabbed again, but I had an errand to run, I would be OK I thought….it was just 1 more thing. I wasn’t on the road for more than 3 minutes before I pounded the steering wheel and the dam broke! I had to pull off the road. I seriously could not see and the windshield wipers weren’t going to help.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of your pain, but letting the tears flow, accepting that you are hurting is ok. I was once out running and I was thinking of someone that made me sad, I had stop in a corner and let the tears flow, it has many times but that’s what helps with the healing. Hope your pain goes away and you find joy again.

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    • Thank you for your kind words! Yes tears are very much part of the healing process.
      I still have a lot of pain, but I still have my joy as well! I have so much to be thankful for in spite of the pain.

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  2. Friendship is such a beautiful thing, blessings straight from the Lord. The Lord is faithful to place just the right people in our lives along our journey. Those we can laugh with and those we can cry with. 😊

    So thankful to have the privilege of calling you my friend!!

    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:9‬ ‭(AMP)
    “Oil and perfume make the heart glad; So does the sweetness of a friend’s counsel that comes from the heart.”
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  3. With tears of joy we named you Carolyn Joy, and with tears of sadness we weep with you. And yet, we cling to our Lord’s great love and compassion for you and us as expressed in Lamentations 3:19-26, 32-33. We love you !!!
    Dad and Mother

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