February 22, 2013

the winding path

Two years ago today, through a simple phone call, my life took an abrupt turn in another direction; a totally different direction than I would have ever planned.

Seven months later I wrote a (very) short story, The Path, reflecting that moment - the moment when my hand was gently taken and led a different way. I would like to share that story again with you today.

Looking back, I can definitely say that the path has been a difficult one to trod, but oh my dear friend, it is over-flowing with beauty and joy.

Click here to read the short story, The Path. 

Thank you to all who have walked along side me and my family.

To those who have just begun to walk this path or have been plodding along for a while, you are not alone. You are loved and prayed for.

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'"All the paths of the Lord are loving and faithful" Psalm 25:10 I have pondered this verse lately, and have found that it feeds my spirit. All does not mean "all - except the paths I am walking in now," or "nearly all - except this especially difficult and painful path." All must mean all. So, your path with its unexplained sorrow or turmoil, and mine with its sharp flints and briers - and both our paths, with their unexplained perplexity, their sheer mystery - they are His paths, on which he will show himself loving and faithful. Nothing else; nothing less.' ~Amy Carmichael

"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies." ~Psalm 25:10

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  1. So touching. Thank you. This poem will help me stay grounded when I need it most. I too had the phone call on Feb 21 about my son's diagnosis. It also was 10 years to the day I meet my husband. It's a bittersweet day for sure.

    1. A bittersweet day indeed. Thanks for your kind words, Robin! I remember you telling me that you received the news close to the same day I did... I had no idea that the anniversary of your phone call was shared with the meeting of your husband. Very bittersweet. I often think of you and your sweet Sam as the end of February approaches. I hope you are doing well.

  2. Beautiful!! Absolutely so true and touching. Thank you.


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