Thursday, March 5, 2015

Five Minute Friday - gather

Joining with the Five Minute Friday crew to write for five minutes without editing on a given topic. This week's word is gather.
Go.


It's been a week. A week since our guesses were confirmed. A day when everything changed and yet stayed exactly the same. And when I shared our news, everyone gathered around us in their own ways.

The comments you sent on Facebook and on the blog brought me to tears. You emailed. You texted. You called. You asked, "What can we do to help?"

I have felt well loved this week as you have gathered around me in your own ways, even from far off. I have been wrapped in your words and your hugs and uplifted by your prayers.

The tears come easily, but that is nothing new. I cry because that's what I do when I feel something  deeply. And these tears? I know they are gathered, too.

"You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in Your bottle." Psalm 56:8

Stop.


16 comments:

  1. Oh yes, those tears are gathered by the Father who loves you and your boy more than words can say. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  2. Hi, I'm stopping by from Five Minute Friday. I can absolutely relate to what you've written! I have a child with a chronic health condition too (very different from yours, but I understand the uncertainty, the fear of the unknown and what this will mean for my child) Prayers going out to you. xx

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    1. Fear of the unknown - especially concerning our children - is such a hard thing. Prayers for you, as well.

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  3. I so understand. I feel deeply too and the tears come easily when I'm feeling that deeply! Wrapping you in my prayers tonight.

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    1. I hit some button on my phone while looking at your comment and it disappeared. I'm very sorry! I don't know how to get it back.

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  5. What a beautiful pouring out of your heart, and what a truth to lean on - that HE catches our tears and HOLDS us up (Isaiah 41:10) Praying for you FMF sister.

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  6. I am joining you here for the first time from FMF and I am so glad that I did. Your reminder that He is gathering our tears is such a blessing to me right now. You and our family will be in my prayers as you take one day at a time.

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    1. I'm glad the reminder was a blessing. Thank you for your prayers.

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  7. Beautiful words and an adorable couple of kiddos. It's my first time visiting you but I can tell this is a place to stay and linger a while. :) Nice to "meet" ya.

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    1. Thank you, Jessie. I'm always glad to meet new people. :)

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