“I don’t have time for this today.” I looked at my sister, my vision marred by frustration and tears. I could see the lines of her beautiful face marked with a frown. I recognized the angry tension in her limbs. I could hear the disappointment in her voice. It was the tinge of pain in her voice that got through to me. I didn’t want to cause her pain, even if only for a moment.
“I love you, Liss. There aren’t enough minutes in the day for me to love you. I’m certainly not going to waste another one fighting with you.” I put my arms around her little shoulders. She hugged me rather fiercely and whispered, “I love you, too.”
I have much to learn. My understanding is often partial but is- thank you, Jesus- ever increasing. I’m still learning that my days here on this earth are a gift to the glory of God. I’m still learning that the time to speak what’s in my heart is now. I’m learning to give my heart fully; first to God and then to those around me. I’m learning to love. It’s a costly lesson but so very worth it.
More on that tomorrow…
In loving memory of
Hannah Shae Frydenlund
May 24, 2002- August 22, 2002