Sunday, April 4, 2010

A New Day

The last few weeks around here have been filled with

decisions
discouragement
disagreement
disappointment
drama
dirt
deep cleaning
diet
and,
death.

Starting tomorrow, I think I can finally put some normalcy back on the schedule for us.  Starting tomorrow, you might even see me around here a little more.

But today?

Today is a new day.

One of my dearest friends buried her mom this afternoon.  The family knew the time was coming and it came last Tuesday.  Her heartbreak made my heart heavy as well.  Living six hours away made my being there undoable and my words to her on the phone didn't seem like enough.  But I know that I will hug her neck soon and we are just looking forward to that day.

For her mom, her new day came last Tuesday.

But I find it comforting, and so perfect, that the family celebrated her life today.

On the day that was Jesus' new day.

The day that He made a new day for us.

Because He made a way for us.

Her memorial service being today, well, the significance is not lost on me.

I am quite sure that it isn't lost on my friend and her family either.

Stacey

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hey, you!

I'm so glad you stopped over and commented. I felt this little flutter of excitement, like meeting up with an old friend!

And look at the new baby. Wow. It's always so amazing when they actually join us. :)

I look forward to catching up. Your life sounds a bit like mine lately. Tis the season. It's a good time to re-blog, I guess. It helps you to focus, think rightly, be thankful.

I hope your week goes well and smoothly. I'm so sorry for your friend. So much sorrow in the world.

Thanks again for saying hey. We'll catch up over the next few weeks, I'm sure!

Jen

Kimmy said...

I'm looking forward to hearing more from you. Sounds like lots has been going on in your life.