your heart trembles
under a load of
Do you have a word that soothes
or a song that comforts?
I have a treasure chest full
that measures an abundance of
just waiting for me.
Sometimes easily forgotten,
one simple thought
can take me down the path
that will open the vault of memories
with friends of the most
There is the friend who
drove the car while my husband held onto
our mattress tied to the roof of the car.
Then there is the couple who
brought 3 pies to our house
and got snowed in at Thanksgiving
so we ate all the pies, the four
of us, in ONE day.
Or maybe I would remember the
friend who eagerly shared my
joy in gardening and donned her
raincoat and boots
just so that we would not miss our
yearly Garden Planting Day.
Ah, yes, another gardening friend
for our Secret Gardening Forays
as we transplanted and prettied
up our townhouse complex
But what kinds of friends would
sign up to portray the cast of
a Gilligan Christmas
put on by the STAFF of your Church?
True friends who know what it means
to love to the full
day in and day out
that’s what Jesus calls us to do.
And by the time I’ve
walked through the years
back up to the present,
and my heart is looking down
the trail that is today,
I find a new list of friends.
Ones who have joined me with
Blogging, Facebook, and Emails for
a phrase I did not know could exist.
who would have thought that
could be ways to find true consolation
There is no room for anxiety
when my heart is so full