Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Today I remember my sister who made her journey HOME six years ago...
Julia is nine years older than me, yet I connected with her more than anyone else in my life...I miss her.
I remember, I cry, I laugh and always, I smile.
How do you describe someone who so etched your life. Like the branches of a tree, there are so many lines that connect to the trunk...the life giving source. Julia was connected and she connected so many people, me being one of them.
I was so interconnected with her, co-dependent really, that when she left for HOME I lost myself.
It has taken some time, but I am, the person God wants me to be, is awakening and branching out to connect and connect others to the life giving source of the everlasting tree of life, CHRIST JESUS.
So much she has taught me, still teaching me, in her words that were once spoken but still heard. My favorite is when I was having a pity party and lamenting to her over the phone, and all she could say was how excited she was for me; I thought she was crazy and asked if she just heard what I had said...her response.."I am so excited because God is so in your face right now and bringing you closer to HIM!!" Even today, I hear those words when life has me down and out...life giving words from someone who knew.
I cry, I smile, I get reconnected.
Dear Abba Father, keep me connected and allow me to connect others to you, the tree of life.
I love you Julia, thank you.
Pictures from my living room window and the "dancing tree" down the road...