“There is a special kind of freedom friends enjoy… The freedom to simply be themselves.” ~ William Cather
I was sipping my coffee, admiring the flowers. He was looking at me.
The roses I got for Mother’s Day were opening up beautifully, but its blossoms were starting to shed on the table. I was sitting with five year TJ, to make sure he finished the last bites of his breakfast.
“Why do flowers die?” Philosophy at seven in the morning caught me by surprise.
“What do you mean?” I answered, buying myself some time.
“There’s water in the vase. How come they’re not alive?” Okay. Science class is now in session.
As I concentrated hard to figure how best to explain biology to Mr. Curious, I took a different route.
Water keeps them alive until the flower blooms. Then, the petals fall off and they are done being flowers.
“That’s so sad.” TJ replied.
I’ve felt the same about some friendships.
I thought true friendship was forever…
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This spoke to my heart and made it wistfully transparent. I needed the wound to be touched. Yes! I’m alive! 🙂 It’s hard for me to let anything go, really, but just yesterday and tonight, I had to. What an incredible grace from our Savior to continue beholding and releasing from our hearts. As we do, He pours out more and more love. I love sunsets, shootings stars, art, and flowers…beautiful gifts given by my Best Friend. When I remember all the things He let go of to come and lay down His very life for me, I realize that all my letting goes are just baby steps toward laying my life down for Him because I love Him back. He will bring people into our lives over and over again. And, we will love over and over again. And, we’ll have to let go over and over again. From the fullness of His love, we love one another. And, in every hello and every goodbye, we build His Kingdom. The riches of His will and love never end. Some things are eternal.