Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{RE}discovering Him :: Day 5 - The Lonely

Today, I sat with a friend.

We talked about weddings - hers, mine, our friends'
We discussed money, budgets, houses, and cars.
We pondered on children and the changes they make to your life.
We ate and laughed and chilled and relaxed.

I have missed spending time with people, feeling valued and safe, wanted and loved.
This season has been one of loneliness and desert time, some by choice, most by design.

But I know that God places the lonely in family, in relationships, in connection.

Today, I am thankful for those in my life who love me where I am at, in this strange season of "the sabbatical", of waiting to be a parent, of "undefined" health issues, and of not really "fitting in" anywhere at the moment.

And while I am aware that it is just a season, a drop in the bucket of time, it is sometimes hard to feel so alone, and yet what the Father promised me from the time I was a teenager was, "There will always be someone."

{RE}discovery :: I have not been abandoned by Jesus and He has given me people that love and support me, even when it seems that I am all alone. It is such a simple, basic thing, right? But sometimes, it seems like the simple things are the ones we forget so easily.

Or is that just me???



lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much, Rachel! That truly means A LOT, especially from you!!  I appreciate you!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I think what most people go through in "secret" or privately would surprise most of us. The older that I get, the more I realize how much THE SAME we all are, no matter what it seems like on the outside -- admitting it is usually the major difference actually!! Love you!

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