They have traded places.
One year ago, my heart
was sad at the core
and only happy finely laced the edges.
Today, sad and happy
have traded places.
Her way was
Her strength was
Her smile invited you in
while sincere words
asked you to stay.
And as we prayed for her,
she also had God-words
is a strong drink.
She poured me
enough to fill jar
from which I still gulp today.
An ode to Jenny
I write on June’s fifth day,
Because I know she
is one of God’s precious children
helped lead The Way.
I realized today’s date yesterday.
We had sultry summer heat interrupted by storms and rain. Healing rain. I remembered that the same weather wonder had happened last year. Same day. Same time. No, I didn’t recall because I am some weather-watcher-rememberer. History was brought to mind and heart because this day last year, upon hearing the news of my friend’s passing, I cried. Of course.
And then I ran into the rainy storm. And I touched the Healing Rain. I turned my face upward. There is nothing akin to summer rain falling in splats upon an eager face. A face eager to feel God healing a broken heart. So, in last night’s rain storm, my son and I stood on the back deck, faces upturned, my arms outstretched, and we joyfully took the rain onto our faces. And into our hearts.
May God continue to richly bless and heal the hearts of those touched by Jenny.
One of my favorite posts of Mangy Moose is worth a read… Such a simple act of love.
Today, one of my daily devotional readings is below. How amazing is our God to know just what I need to read each and every single day?!
“You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm.”
~ Max Lucado in Traveling Light as printed in The Beauty of God’s Blessings: 365 Days of Inspiration for Women; June 5, p. 174.
February 12, 1974 — June 5, 2008
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Home with the Lord, surely she would encourage each of you to Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much!
Thank you for your prayers and kind words of encouragement and support throughout this journey. — The Family of Mangy Moose
As a post script, I do believe that we have choices and options to treating and/or healing cancer. These are seemingly simple choices and options not always given my the mainstream medical profession. Please, if you or anyone you know is battling to regain or maintain your health, take some precious time to explore your options. Here is a link to my other blog Simple Raw Health and a post I recently wrote about cancer.