Friday, April 5, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: After

After the body heals

and the space once filled with baby smooths.

After grief comes hard

and the nights once again give way to sleep.

After the sympathy cards taper

and the flowers wither

and the help slows

and life as we once knew it resumes.

After the winter melts

and spring slowly dawns

from the darkness.

After all of this -- I breathe.

Chest rises and falls

steadily for the first time in months

a rhythm of new normal emerging.

And the fog begins to burn off

in the steadiness of the Son.

Five Minute Friday


  1. I remember this feeling...praying for you still.

    Love ya

  2. So powerful and touching... praying for you and the rhythm of your new normal.

  3. Beautiful. I pray for continued healing and renewal.

  4. Your words are so beautiful. So are you (((hugs)))

  5. Praying for you as you walk this journey of healing. Asking Him to overwhelm you with a supernatural peace. Blessings.

  6. Such a beautiful post, reflecting healing from time and God's comforting peace surrounding you. May it continue as you find normal again, even more deeply knowing His hand will always hold you. Stopping by from FMF.

  7. Oh ((hugs)), sweet friend (and real life hugs coming SOON!). Your words and your heart spilling onto this page are so very beautiful.

  8. Your strength amazes me. Peace to you.


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