Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today is a toughie.

In light of the last week, after learning of loss after loss after loss after loss in my circle, it's tough typing here today encouraging thankfulness when human consciousness stalls to transform grief into gratitude.

Days draw closer to April.

I sigh a lot.

So today I will be thankful for the ultimate. No matter what suffering prevails, no matter how empty our arms, our wallets, our spirit, this is not the end. I am ever so thankful for The Promise that makes that previous sentence so. I am thankful for hope, not just for what's around the corner, but for the effervescent bubbles of tiny lights that live alongside loss, confusion, pain ... because the story is not done being written.

Because you're still here.

Because what we know as toughest good-byes here are the happiest hellos up there.

Because it's not that long until we're all together again.

What are you thankful for today?


Melissa said...

Beautifully said, my friend.

It won't be long at all...we'll only be homesick for a little while. And I think a little pig-tailed girl is incredibly proud of what her mommy, daddy, aunt and uncle have started in her memory, and all the good done that will be done in her name until you're all together again.

Last week, when we were suffering our own loss, Mason said, "Mommy, I bet Alma got to meet Kyrie, huh?" My only response was..."I'm sure she did."

I'm sure she did...

Big bunches 'o love,

humblepie said...

Thank you, sweet friend! That Mason warms my heart!