Thank you to Ruth Ayres for hosting Celebrate Friday. Please check out her blog to read others' celebrations.
Today I celebrate...
I keep starting and restarting this post. I'm struggling. Someone I love dearly received devastating news. I struggle because I'm far away, and there's nothing I can do for her. I don't think there's anything anyone can do.
So as we prepare for Christmas here, tantalizing aromas dance through the kitchen, kids are home making me smile, we all feel a sense of happiness and contentment. And yet, sadness tugs at my heart. Where can I find the celebration?
For tonight, I find I am focusing on the love that overflows from those of us who hold her close.
Love that will soothe, giving her strength when she needs it most
Love that will fill the gaps that words cannot
Love that will heal when she is ready
Love that will return again and again
It is in endless supply
Always at the ready
To be given freely
As arms are opened to
when she needs it most.