And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8
My heart feels full right now.
I spent most of the week in the company of a very special person that I lost touch with for a very long time. I last knew her when she was a feisty little girl with a very strong mind and independent spirit who never stopped moving. She dropped out of our lives and maybe she would say, her own life too. We recently got in touch again after all these years. We made her a Birthday dinner and we all shed tears for the lost years together. She, her Mom, Elaine and myself.
We serve a God is in the business of restoration. He loves nothing better than happy endings. And getting people back together again that were always meant to be in our lives for good.
And those people in your life? They are there for a reason and a purpose, every single one!
I learned again this week that though life changes some things, some things never change. I smiled as I watched a beautiful young woman run into CVS pharmacy while we all stayed in the car because "it would take too much time to all get out."
I smiled when she parked at the gas pump, blocking someone else in because she "would only be a minute"......smiled when I watched her moving to the music while she was paying for her item at the Quik Stop. I smiled because in so many ways, she is still so much that little girl.
Life has not been easy for any of us, we have all had our blows.
But none of them have been death blows. We are all still here. Still laughing, Still crying, but this time.....tears of joy.
We both laughed as she grabbed me for a hug and swung me around and around. Still so much that little girl, but now a confident beautiful woman all grown up, and in some ways, making up for lost years.
Aren't we all?
The world is in trouble, of that I have no doubt. But in the world, there is still so much that is good. So many doing good things. A little at a time.
Also: Please take some time to read some of the posts from the Bloggers who went to Haiti this week with the HelpOneNow team here.