And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Five Minute Friday
Time is a tricky thing, you know…
It has been six long years. At first, she was so heartbroken and shattered. She longed so desperately to leave and be with her husband. She longed for the incredible aching to stop. She knew then that there would never, ever be anyone who could fill that part of her heart again.
I watched her struggle. I listened to her cries as she sobbed and mourned her loss. As she mourned how they would never be together on this earth again.
Time takes time, you know…
Over the next couple of years, the crying waned, but the sadness remained. Anniversaries, birthdays, changing of seasons, visits with grandchildren. These are what brought the tears; the missing; the longing.
Time is a powerful thing, though, you know…
Then a long-time friendship grew with a dear friend who experienced the same kind of loss, the same heartache, and the same longing to be together with his wife.
Time is a healing thing, you know…
Now, the two encourage each other. They come from a place of such deep understanding of one another. They lift each other up. They help each other. They respect each other and the families from which they both come. They take away each other’s sadness. They love each other; something neither one of them ever thought they would do again.
Now, they are going to be wed. To LIVE their lives together here on this earth.
Time is a beautiful thing. Time is a God thing.
I love you, Mom.