Friday, November 4, 2011

living gratefully :: remember

Parts of my story are dust-covered.

I've wanted to tuck those parts away. Out of sight.

Yet, I always Remember.


The parts that hurt the most have left wounds tattooed heart-organ deep.

Pain has been minimized, though not entirely ceased.

The *whirl and twirl* of my living makes the hurting less so.

Yet, there are times when I come face-to-face with another soul and my story comes out of hiding. Dust is shaken off and cobwebs brushed off.

I creak a little in the telling and drops of watery tears put out the fire that burns in the aching hurt.

But every time I tell it--the hard parts--
the remembering shows me {Grace}, and the most amazing love.

So incredible. So hard to define. And truly even harder to deny.

And this remembering, it becomes my gratitude. This is my worship.

Today's post is part of my friend, Lisa-Jo's fun challenge each Friday to 

     "Write for five, short, bold beautiful minutes... 
     Unscripted and unedited...
     Without worrying if it's just right or not."


  1. some stories are hard there is no doubt... but of all the trauma and war I have been through has culminated in me being a pretty kick rear person.
    so in that.. I believe you have the opportunity and privledge to reach women like very few others can.

  2. What a way with words you have. I love this line:"I creak a little in the telling and drops of watery tears put out the fire that burns in the aching hurt." Our pain is redeemed by Christ, and that gives me hope.

  3. I really like what you said "the remembering shows me Grace, and the most amazing Love." How true. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow! Love the pictures your words paint! So what if you were late! It acme from your heart. I appreciate you sharing!

  5. true dat. but what the devil meant for harm the Lord turns it around for Good. tell your story. it strengthens others and it gives hope for a better future. thank you for sharing just a bit today....

  6. There is strength, we when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and share our remembrances with others. So glad you shared today!