It is amazing how many memories can be stuffed in to one small drawer. The random photos, old birthday cards, valentines cards, letters, journals, diaries, all those things you cannot bring yourself to throw away. Today I am going through that drawer (or drawers in my case). It is a strange mix of sadness as I remember broken promises and love lost, and hope as I look toward the future with a renewed sense of purpose in my life. I find myself letting go, throwing things out, and taking a deep breath as I realise the person I was, the person I am today, and the person I desire to be in the future.
God Bless you.
Hi Amanda. Nice post. I guess we are no different from other things on this planet. Plants shed the bits they don’t need but grow in the process. Rocks erode and change shape and texture over time. If everything stayed the same imagine how dull our senses and emotions would be. I guess we can’t really know enjoyment, peace and contentment without experiencing their counterparts. It’s what we choose to do with our experiences that matters, which is not always an easy thing to do. So I have decided to embrace the myriad of colours that reflect our life at certain stages of our journey.
I feel you Amanda. It is one of the hardest things to fdo – to go through the drawer(s) full of memories – to come face to face with them all – to confront the bad one’s and be comforted by the good one’s – and fully trusting that God will use every single one of them to lead you where He wants you to be – where you ought to be – in life and in Him. I am sorry you are/were feeling sad, but remember, it is well with your soul. God bless!
True words from you both. Thank you Wendy and Sri for your comments and encouragement. God knows what I long for, in the meantime, I hope to find joy and peace in my life just the way it is, and to focus on the haves rather than the have nots 🙂 I am grateful for my life, and am blessed to have such wonderful friends!
God Bless x