I haven't written much about how I have felt about our recent move to North Carolina. Leaving my daughters, their guys, mom, grandson, friends, home and dogs was so difficult.
Saying goodbye to all those beautiful winding country roads that I loved to travel, adventures with my kindred spirit Joyce, the ability to drive to my Mom's whenever I wanted tugged at my heartstrings. I've been listening to a song that comforts me with hope called Thank You For The Music.
Leaving all the love and beauty around me that I had celebrated for ten years makes me cry more than you know.
I read a beautiful message recently about the white space in-between the musical notes of a score. Did you know that they are equally as important as all of the musical notes?
After reading the message, I was reminded that for now I am in the white space in-between the notes of my old songs and soon I will have a new song to sing.
It's difficult to want to sing or dance or celebrate, but soon there will be reason to celebrate again.
Until then, I listen for God's voice to lead me every day, and I look forward to going home to visit all the love and beauty I miss so much.
This is not the first time that God has asked me to reinvent myself. And it is the first steps in this process that are the most difficult. Then it becomes an awakening of all the gifts that God has given and somehow they become intertwined with the new fabric of life.
Maybe you too have gone through chapters that make you feel that you have lost your song. Perhaps you haven't been asked to move away from your family and friends, but have found yourself waiting today in the white space for your new song to be written.
If so, just know that soon all that you were before and all that you are about to become will be in concert with new music that will make your life richer with joy and blessings.