Thursday, January 7, 2010

Counting my blessings

I have to confess...a little while ago, I sat here in tears with hurt feelings. Sigh...

Now, my Sweet Hubby was a wonderful listener...the best I've ever known. You can ask anyone who knew him - they'll tell you! And he loved me. Nothing bothered him more than to see me upset. We would sit and he would say, "Sweetheart, tell me..." And I would.

I miss everything about him. But I think I miss his listening the most. At least today. Other times I miss his hand-holding. Or his amazing smile...sigh...I just miss him. All of him. But he was an incredible listener. I mean - just look at him...doesn't he look like someone who would just hang on your every word?? He does, right? That's because he did!

I still talk to him. Yes. Out loud. Does that make me crazy? Oh well...if so, then I guess I am. So, yes, I told him about why I was so upset, why I was crying today. And the blessing is this...

Because I know him so well...I know exactly what he'd say if he were still sitting right next to me, holding my hand.

"Oh Sweetheart, please don't let it get to you so much. Don't let it make you have so many people in your life who love you and treasure you. If this person treats you this way, then you have to wonder about the friendship and if it is true or not."

And you know? He's was (and still is) absolutely right...I have much to be thankful for. So, go away tears, hello blessings!

I do believe people come into our lives for a reason. And they don't always remain. But because I truly do cherish each and every one of my friends, it hurts when I feel one slipping away...still if the "season" of this relationship has run its course, I'll be thankful for what I had while I had it and look forward to what the Lord has in store for me! As I 'said' to a fellow blogger today, "God is still on His throne!"

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT


Dawn said...

What a sweet picture - and this post does explain some of what you said on FB the other day!

Gigi said...

Actually Dawn, they were unrelated incidents...totally...!