Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Free Bird

Well, hello blog.

I have missed you.

Well, missed is the wrong word.

I have neglected you?

Yeah, that sounds more like it.

Blogging, for a long time, was my only method of processing a difficult time in my life.

Guess what.

Things aren't difficult right now.

As a matter of fact, they are amazing.

And I feel like a free bird.

I knew that eventually we would rise up.

But, three years was going on a long time.

It's not like all of our challenges are over.

We still have LOTS of challenges ahead.

But they seem to be more of a "fun" kind of challenge.



I feel like I have been a bird, stuffed in a cage, with clipped wings.

My captor grew lazy, and forgot to keep clipping my wings.

And accidentally left the door open for too long one day.

I escaped.

I left my prison.

And, it is absolutely the most wonderful feeling in the world.

I don't ever want to forget it.

I don't ever want to forget what we went through.

Sometimes, I can't believe we made it.

Most of the time, actually.

But we did.

And we are being rewarded beyond our wildest dreams.

It makes me think about this life's end.

Where we will probably stand, completely worn, exhausted, defeated and discouraged.

We will be uncertain if the sacrifice we made was enough. We will be tattered, and torn.

Then, we will be "taken in" and "lifted up" and we will feel His redeeming love, and we will forget the hardship we have been through, because now we have tasted of the good.

And it will be like nothing else we have ever experienced.

And it will be indescribable.

And it will be better than anything that we could have ever imagined.

And we will be home.

I have had a glimmer of what it will be like.


Danika said...

So happy that things are going well there for you. But I miss you already!

Danika said...

Speaking of missing you guys... Natalie came out of church on Sunday and announced, "Wade moved to California!" A little while later she said, "I miss him!" It was very sweet.

cher said...

Beautiful post Linds... well said. : )

The Platt's said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing. So glad that you are in a good place!

jessica said...

This was so awesome!!! Totally how I felt when we go Camden sealed to us...makes me teary thinking about it all over again :) I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! You deserve every blessing you are receiving right now...

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Nicky said...

so happy for you.

Jessica said...

My favorite things about blogs? Watching a blogfriend's trial start AND THEN END! Because it's from afar, it moves faster and I can watch the process with awe and appreciation. It's so neat to see HF work in our lives and watch the strength and growth. Thanks for blogging and opening up and bearing testimony and being strong.

I've learned a lot from you.

Yay for being done!!

The Grant Family said...

So, so, SO happy for you!!!!

The Grant Family said...

So, so, SO happy for you!!!!

Lauren in GA said...

Congratulations for staying so strong and being able to walk away from the hardship. That is so wonderful!


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