June 25, 2008
How do I keep from living in the past…
From dreaming of yesterday and longing for days gone by?
How do I hold the memories close enough to enjoy, but not so much that they consume me?
How do I appreciate today… with all its sorrow, with all its grief, with all it’s missing?
How do I look forward to tomorrow?
How do I look at my boys and see what’s there, without dwelling on what’s not?
How do I have compassion for others, whose hardships I don’t deem “worthy” of mine?
How do I demonstrate the joy of the Lord, when I feel the hardness and cruelty of this world?
How do I experience grief fully, without wallowing in it?
How do I keep from marking everything by that one moment in time…either “before” or “after”?
How can I be changed by my loss, but not engulfed by it?
How do I let it sharpen me, without cutting me to pieces?