Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mending hearts

Dear Life,

So grateful for girls time.  All I had to do was text this to Sarah:

"So in a funk".

She asked me why....in three sentences I tell her and in one sentence she says:

"Let's meet on Tuesday".

How grateful I was to go by the harbor....sit outside with my friend and drink our diet cokes...talking about life...our kids...and how to get through stuff.  Sometimes you just need a little pick me up to help you realize how blessed you are and how amazing life really is. 

Our conversation was like it always is...all over the place...from childhood to adulthood and beyond.  It's  crazy how many side conversations we have when we get together.  There is one thing Sarah shared with me that was so powerful....I just have to share it.  

After talking in length about something troubling my heart....Sarah shared with me how she gets through the things that really break her heart.  

"When my heart is so heavy I can't bear it one more moment, I close my eyes and envision a  box....and I put all of my heartache...all of my troubles in that box.  Then I wrap up that box, and give it to the Lord.  When I humble myself...and give my troubles over to Him...suddenly I am lighter and I know that He will help me and it's all in His hands." 

 I wept as  I felt the truthfulness of this statement.  I knew I needed to lay down my burdens to the Lord.

 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

And I know this to be true...as my heart was heavy I felt prompted to text Sarah.  It was Sunday night...at 10 pm.  We NEVER text that late.  She answered me.  And I was comforted.  My heart lightened.  As we talked to day...my heart lightened.  God knows my heart...and provides the way to hear the messages I need.  

So grateful for friendships that help mend my heart.


  1. Love you!! Thank you for your sweet words! XO

  2. Same thing happened to me this week! Maybe it was something in the air ;) Just getting out with a great friend made all the difference to me too! SO happy for you to have such a great friend and that your heart is lighter. Hugs and love Tracy!

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

  3. This was such a sweet post and it rings true for me, too. I am so so grateful for friendships that help me thrive throughout the rough patches of my life!
    I found your blog via the Foley Fam and have really enjoyed reading tidbits about you and your sweet fam! You have such a beautiful heart!



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