Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just Write: Constant

A constant state of healing.

That's what these past few weeks have been.

I used to think there was this spectrum, spanning from happiness to grief, and that I could settle somewhere along it each day or week or even month.

But the longer I live, the more I realize joy and pain are this interwoven web of threads that don't easily separate, and that my life is less about walking a spectrum line and more about navigating the weave.

So I heal, neck-deep in gratitude while I wipe both laughter-and-pain-provoked tears from my eyes, while I kiss little owies and the lips of the man I love, while my hands scrub bubbly dishes and soapy kids in the bath tub.

And I rest in the constantness of where living and grace merge.


9 comments:

  1. Oh my friend!

    This is so beautiful and so real and so where I find myself.

    Tears well in my eyes with the understanding albeit for different reasons.

    I just want to tell you today how precious that you are to me, to so many who are blessed by your life & words, but most of all to Him.....amazing daughter of the King.

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  2. So grateful our hearts are filled with the Spirit so we can wade our way through it all with joy and gratitude.

    Love your header...so fitting for the season!

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  3. Oh yes - "joy and pain are this interwoven web of threads that don't easily separate, and that my life is less about walking a spectrum line and more about navigating the weave". And when grace meets this living, sweet friend, it is more than sufficient for ALL our needs. Oh what GRACE that He my king would die for ME.

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  4. Take your time in your healing, Hy. You aren't expected to move mountains when you are healing. God is holding you up with His love, so lean in.

    HUGS!

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  5. Yes…living and grace merge. Too true my friend. Not one without the other. Thinking of you!

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  6. I love this. Thank you, lady.

    xo

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  7. Beautiful. "where living and grace merge." Praying for you as you heal

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  8. Hyacynth. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog yesterday! I am so glad I stopped over here and read your beautiful words. Yes, grief and the life woven with grief is such a different way to live, yet it can still be a beautiful way to live.

    I think I met you at Relevant at the #eatpraylose meet up!

    So glad to reconnect with you here!

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Thanks for taking the time to make these thoughts into conversation.

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