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*See first posting in January, 2011 to learn why this blog is called "From the Big Red Chair."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love Song From Heaven

It is a mistake to think “time heals all wounds.” It doesn’t. Any mother who has lost a child can tell you that. But in time, scars cover open wounds and become beauty marks on hearts that dared to love. Pain lessens, sorrow fades, but neither entirely disappears.  Recollections transform from painful reminders into treasured memories, and the rediscovery of a forgotten letter tucked into a seldom-opened drawer can become an occasion of joy, bringing the yearned-for music of a loved one's voice, like a love song from heaven:

Dear Mom and Dad,

25 years! What a wonderful gift.  What a wonderful journey, and a testament to your love.  It has been a long road, a hill here and there, the occasional pot hole, but a road that you have traveled gracefully, and a journey in which I believe the two of you have just hit your stride.  One in which you have grown together and found that the greatest tribute to your love you could give to each other is to dedicate it to God.

I am proud of you two, and inspired to the point that I struggle to find the words to express the love and admiration I feel for both of you.  

Congratulations on this beautiful milestone and thank you for loving us, and each other.

Happy 25th anniversary!  I can’t think of any two people who deserve a day as special as this any more than the two of you.

I love you both,


"Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away."~Song of Solomon 8:7

"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers."~May Sarton

"I see scars and I see stories.  I see a being who has lived, who has depth, who is a survivor.  Living is beautiful.  Being part of this world is beautiful, smile-worthy, despite the tears."~Alexandra Heather Foss

"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep."~Romans 12:15

-Do I avoid speaking to people who are suffering? If so, why?
-Do I remember to celebrate with others in times of joy? 
-What do I think of this statement: "A scar is never ugly. . .We must see all scars as beauty. . .A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means 'I survived'."~Chris Cleve, Little Bee


Make a list of things I can do to comfort someone in distress, to celebrate with someone in  joy? Act upon it.

Write a letter to someone on a special occasion, either happy or sad. Don't worry about what to say.  Speak from my heart.  

Write a letter to affirm someone I love. Remember to say "I love you."

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