|Lighthouse- Newport, OR|
breath-taking, I shivered beneath a blanket.
Eventually wandering out into the waves
This was not the beach I knew.
It could of been easy for me allow the
disappointment to set in as it often can do.
Tear away the moment at hand.
But I learned something that day-
To take hold of the moment and
refuse to be disappointed.
Because really I do have a choice.
If I will just look around at all I have right here in this moment.
Even on a rocky coast. And when it is hard
and it hurts.....
So today I embrace this new coast with some old friends.
I choose to run along the icy waters.
Maybe even wander in if I am really brave.
And be thankful.
For boys becoming men and still hugging their mom.
And a little girl who still giggles and tells me secrets.
This summer that we have been able to spend growing, laughing, and yes crying......
Grieving for things we had to leave behind.
Yet so thankful for each day we had in
and in Kentucky.
The friendships. Family.
A favorite writer of mine (Ann VosKamp) writes-Christ wastes nothing and He repurposes pain for His purposes and He’ll use up all of creation for His glory.
And so our healing comes to a close.
Giving God the glory.
Ever thankful for ALL of it.