30 December 2013
lessons in December
I learned - time doesn't take away the ache of missing Mom. The pain may not be as jagged or acute, but the empty space in my heart is chronic.
I learned - the tighter I attempt to hold time, the faster it escapes. Holidays pile up in a heap, one after another, year after year after year. The speed blurs the memories.
I learned - there is still much more of me than I want or need. Surrender continues as day by day I again attempt to lay down my self and step into Him.
I learned - by some peculiar mind twist, an artificial fire crackling on a flat screen television can indeed make the whole house feel much warmer. With the temperatures plummeting to -35 here this is useful knowledge.
I learned - parts of my heart are already saying goodbye to this Canadian life and stepping forward into the unknown, into Africa, preparing for the multitude of lessons still to learn.
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