Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! My mind has been all over the place this week, so I finally decided today to share a little free-write from my notebook earlier this year. I remember writing this piece. I was sitting in the parking lot of Target as my son had fallen asleep in the car seat. In that moment, my spirit opened up, telling me to pay attention. So, I wrote a few things down:
A deep longing
Something is fighting to escape
A knot builds in my gut
Nudging me to act
Creating a butterfly
My faith is a foundation but my spirit is the fuel
That will guide me to my life’s purpose.
Everywhere I turn
There are detrimental distractions
Pawing to snatch away
What He has already given.
But it is up to me
Whether I accept with all my heart
Or give in to the numbness.
Even when normalcy is choking me
I will fight until
Life breaks through again and again.
Doesn’t matter how much struggle
Will ensue now that You
Have made me aware of this battle.
Visions of the delicate countryside fill my eyes
Sitting on an old-fashioned porch,
Gazing at open fields
Covered with flowers
Guiding me to open spaces