A reason, a season, a lifetime
This year has been a reminder that life is full of the unknown. You never know when someone might come into your life. You never know when some one might go. All we can be sure of is that nothing can change all the yesterdays. We can only focus on all the todays and each tomorrow.
My eyes have welled with tears and my heart has split more times than I can count. Loving people is hard. Yet, through every heart break, I find my way to love again. Not loving is much harder. Not loving is not part of our DNA. We were built to love and to be loved. So, love is exactly what I will continue to do.
I can’t find it in myself to regret any friendship or relationship I have had. I’ve learned from each encounter. They have made me into the person I am. Good or bad, no matter the outcome, each person has left a handprint on my heart. I am who I am, because this is what God has willed. All my faults, all my imperfections, all my good deeds – they make me unique. Every relationship is for a reason.
We meet people early in life. We meet people mid life. We meet people later in life. Sometimes, they stay with us forever. Sometimes, they are a brief encounter. It’s been hard to see some close kindred spirits become so distant from my life. There are people I thought I would always be able to depend on. People whom I thought I could turn to at any hour and they would be there. People who have since drifted far from my life. We mustn’t place blame on them. We mustn’t hold grudges. Sometimes, life closes a door. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it’s forever and sometimes it’s not. All we know is that when one door closes there is always another ready to be opened. I will always love the people in my life who were only there for a season. It hurts too much to not love them. I place faith in God that He mends our broken hearts and I pray little prayers that He reminds them that I will never hold ill feelings toward them. Yet, I understand when our lives have started to head in different directions. It’s not a good or a bad thing.. It’s just part of His plan. Thank you for being there for a season.
A lifetime. Here’s where I thought I would be mentioning my family. How they are the constants in our lives. They are always dependable. However, as I type, I believe I need to take this in another direction.
Lifetimes are full of surprises. Those who come into our life for a reason or a season are a part of us for a lifetime.
Recently, God has been showing me that when I wasn’t paying attention, others have been tuning in.
I’ve reconnected with people who have begun to piece me back together after a year of hurt and hardship. They remind me that they never forgot about me. They remind me that when I thought they were only a season, they were in it for a lifetime.
There are some people who support us without us even knowing. People who intercede for us. People who love us and care for us even when we don’t hear from them. We should never feel alone.
Today, I encourage each of you to reach out to someone you’ve had on your mind and tell them just how much they mean to you. Let them know that even if you haven’t spoken in months or even years, they will always have a space in your heart. It will mean the world to them. It has meant the world to me.
I would like to thank two special ladies who have recently taken just one minute from their day to inspire me.
Alysha. All it took was 1 message from you to spark a rejuvenation of our sisterhood. It has literally been years since we have spent time together. Just 1 message from you changed all of that. I’m blessed to have a friend like you. It feels like no time has gone by. I have loved getting to spend girl time with you again!
Jessie. On your birthday, I took 1 second to send you a birthday wish. How selfless it was of you to not just reply, but, to tell me that you follow these blogs and that you don’t want me to stop. This one is for you, girl. Thank you! Your encouragement and kind words inspire me! You’re totally awesome!
Some people are in our lives for a reason.
Some people are in our lives for a season.
Everyone remains a part of us for a lifetime.