Monday, April 22, 2013

Usher in the Dream


In this season of my life, the one I imagined would be mine to live out hidden dreams, the pace has slowed, and I push hard to hold back the urge to hurry. Hurry to get through the necessary so that I can do the other. The irony is when I have finally conquered the necessary and rushed into the other - it tends to feel a bit empty.

It doesn't compare to moments spent walking ever so slowly beside her. I take her hand in mine to help her navigate the rough places. She looks up with a tender smile and says, "I used to do this for you."

It hardly measures up to slowing down a bit for a husband who put his life on hold to care for me. In the weeks following major back surgery, there was nothing for him but my needs.I remember his strong arm supporting me when I began to take those first tentative steps. How do we measure such things?

Dreams are lovely things. I have them still. Perhaps it is these moments, this slowing of body and soul, that usher in the dream after all.

Joining my lovely, brave friend Laura today:

 


Blessings,
Linda





15 comments:

  1. That walk beside sounds so lovely. I'm wrestling with this idea of dreams. You gave my soul words to chew on today, Linda. Thank you.

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  2. "I used to do this for you..." my favorite line which reminds me of something I wrote a few years ago.

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  3. Dear Linda
    I cannot help but thinking now of my husband's love and care. I suffer from Fm/CFS and am so grateful for his selfless concern every day! May our dreams never die! I am so glad to hear about your sweetheart's care after your back surgery.
    Blessings from Laura's linky.
    Mia

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    1. Your husband sounds like a wonderful man Mia. His love and servant heart are such a blessing.
      No - we must never let our dreams die. I think they are a gift from the Father.

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  4. I know what it's like - this season and it not being what we thought it would be. Letting go of some dreams and embracing other hopes and desires for how God will use us to His glory. But I'm learning, he always wants to use us - you and me - and whatever it is, it will be good because He is good. What a gift you are to your momma. Much love, Patricia

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    1. Your words always encourage me Patricia. I know the Lord is doing a work in my heart, and I know it is good.

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  5. The roles do get reversed at times, and we roll with the changes and do the best we can. God is there and he says with me, you can do this!

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    1. Thank you so much for these wise, uplifting words Hazel. It is true - we can do all things through Him.

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  6. Linda,

    These are gentle honoring glimpses into your life beside your mom and your husband. Thank you for letting us peek in too.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I'm so glad you visited. It's a joy to meet you.

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  7. Dreams. We talked so much about them this weekend. I had mixed feelings. Because...I'm at this place in my life where my greatest dream is to fully appreciate the love of God. And it seems like everything else is gravy. Life throws us these curve balls. And I think about Niggle and his leaf and I am grateful that in eternity we will have all the time we desire to pursue these things.

    Love you, lady.

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  8. Your post touched my heart Linda. Blessings to you and your family.

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  9. Perhaps it is
    :-)

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  10. I reckon if we always feel right peaceful in the spot where we are, then we wouldn't have much desire left for God's sovereign hand. I think we'll always some degree of this tension... I reckon most of all, I want my dreams to align with His dreams for me.

    Blessings.

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