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Day 14: Perfectly Messy



I had my first out of COVID experience.

It felt like a dream.

As we gathered together like it was an ordinary day.

as it started like all the others.

One at a time they came.

One year later,

yet it was like we were never apart.

But are we ever apart if we are all connected?

We didn't have to say a word as we greeted one another.

Our hearts said it all.

Oh we journeyed together through the year

from miles apart

as we experienced our

Sorrow & Joys

Losses & Gains

Breakdowns & Breakthroughs

because that is what

SISTERS do.

SISTERS born into different families,

yet all with the same

FATHER

who

gave us all the same name of

DAUGHTER.

Oh we RETREATED

as we nested together

being our best selves~

MESSY. IMPERFECT. FLAWED.

We were all so very excited

as we met with

Great anticipation & Great Expectation

knowing that we would never be same

on the day we would say good-bye.

Yesterday our good-byes were said,

yet we knew we never left.

I carry their stories in my heart

because their stories are my story

as we are all in the same book.

Different chapters & Different characters

yet with the same chapter titles of

I Was & Now I Am & I Will Be Never The Same

because of the

ONE

Who was & Who is & Who will continue

to write our stories.

I am a wee bit numb this morning,

yet a numbing that brings stillness to my soul

as tears run down my face

because I experienced a piece of heaven here on earth

this weekend

as we all gathered

TO RETREAT~

To Withdrawal

To Abandon

To Disengage

from ourselves

so that we could be ourself,

our perfect self~

MESSY. IMPERFECT. FLAWED.

with each other

because masks are ever never worn

to cover the

MESSY & IMPERFECT & FLAWED.

who are covered by the

ONE who covers the

MESSY & IMPERFECT & FLAWED

who are willing to show their scars

that HE has covered

because

they have made the choice to come to the ONE

with the scars in HIS hands & HIS feet

who takes the

MESSY & IMPERFECT & FLAWED.

and calls them HIS own

adopting them into HIS FAMILY

making them

SISTERS.

So today as we all begin another week

in different places & spaces

look up and know

that no matter where you are

you are connected

with all of the

MESSY & IMPERFECT & FLAWED

who

are looking up together shouting

"THANK YOU JESUS" (listen to the song below)




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