Sea-Sand and Sorrow



There is a poem written by one of my favorite poets, Christina Rossetti, called "What Are Heavy?"

What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow:
What are brief? To-day and to-morrow:
What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth:
What are deep? The ocean and truth.

Like a lot of people I have had my share of sorrows and disappointments.  That is an inevitable part of life. My husband and I dealt with infertlity...we were blessed to adopt our son when he was 2 weeks old after 10 years of marriage. I had a massive car wreck when I was 24 and almost died. The wreck left scars on my life forever..some physical, some emotional. When I was 27 I went into Congestive Heart Failure.  I have since had another episode of heart failure. Most of the time I do okay...there are those moments (or days) when all that has happened and all that has been taken away grows almost too much to bear. It is during those times that I am reminded of God's faithfulness. 

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  Matthew 11:28-30.

I am convinced that what I have gone through has happened for a reason.  And I am called to "pay it forward." To be honest with my struggles, my doubt and my victories. Some of that can be found in this part of my blog.
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