last night i sat around a table with three people who each occupy a special place in my heart. we had just attended the memorial service for jen's dad, and since she was flying back to calgary at 7am this morning, we had this one night to sit around a platter of appetizers and share life and laughter. it was perfect.

the truth is it has been way too long since we had gotten together. even rhanda, sarah & i have not all hung out together since my birthday in april, and we all live in the same city. as i sat with my friends, the restaurant's fake fireplace helping set the mood, i couldn't help but wonder why it took a funeral to make it happen.

had you asked us why we hadn't seen each other in so long, you would have heard a long list of excuses ranging from busyness to tiredness, from work to church...all good things, but all things that can keep us from the important people in our lives. people who have seen us at our best and at our worst, yet who still find it in their hearts to love us.

if we can put the busyness and all that daily clamors for our attention on hold for something as awful as death, why can we not do it for something so important as life?



there are some seasons more marked by what doesn't happen, than by what does.

i've never been very good at waiting...in many respects, i'm definitely more of an instant gratification girl than anything else. this is not an easy thing to change about oneself.

the season i currently find myself in seems to be such a season. some things i am waiting for are from my own hand; some are life; but all are orchestrated by God, no doubt to teach me to wait on him, to trust only in him.

Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
(Psalm 27:14)

wait patiently.


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