A memory has been in my mind the past couple days, and when I saw this quote I thought how well it fit with it.
My memory is woven tightly into my heart from something that happened when I was in the hospital back in 2012. It was a rather scary time for all of us, because no one quite knew what was wrong and the possible diagnosis being thrown around wasn’t something we wanted to hear.
My family and friends wanted to take away my pain, but they couldn’t! They wanted to fix me, but even the Doctors didn’t know how to fix me. What they could do though and what they did do, was let me know I wasn’t alone.
That is the best gift you can give someone who is hurting. As one friend shared with me when I was going through a hard time, they would be holding the light for me. I can’t remember the whole quote they shared, but I know those words about holding the light warmed my heart, they let me know I wasn’t alone.
So what is the specific memory that tugged at my heart and inspired this post? It was one night that my husband and children had come to visit. My hand was having a spasm that I couldn’t control, it kept hitting my leg. My 10 year old was sitting beside me on my bed and he was watching without saying a word. Then he gently took my hand and put it over his leg saying, “Hit my leg Mommy!”
Those 4 little words will forever be one of the most powerful “I love you” statements that I ever heard!