Thursday, January 17, 2008

one more

Last night I sat with a couple ladies from church that I consider friends and we had a chance to talk about some more serious stuff going on in the lives of one of the gals. I was sitting there looking from the outside at a friend who is going through heart break and I was so proud of her for being willing to share her story and for the steps she is taking to survive right now. I will never truley understand what she is going through because her story is not my story, but isn't it wonderful how we can still empathize and encourage and cry with people and even though we don't know what it's like we can still be used in each others lives to get through hard times.
It would be so easy to hide.
It would be so easy to run.
Until you can't hide any more and you've run as far as you can and it's still there.

What I have found and what I have seen is that it is all made easier when sharing the burden with people who love you while facing your reality. Things may work out, they may not but sharing your pain and your story with friends and people who you trust can get you through one more moment, one more day, one more deep breath, one more fake smile so your kids don't have to hurt yet, one more.

and I will say one more prayer even now for peace for her and her story.

1 comment:

SabaJean said...

Thank you so much Jamie, I have tears rolling down my cheeks right now after reading this. You have no idea how much your words comfort me. I feel so blessed that God has placed you in my life and how he is using you to help me get through this. Thanks for the shoulder and the prayers!


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