Chris sent The Daily Post’s Topic of the Day: If you could go back in time and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself ten years ago, what would you say? I’ve been mulling it over all morning.
I think this Winnie the Pooh quote sums it up: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” (A.A. Milne)
Don’t be afraid, I would tell myself. No matter what the future holds, God will give you the resources that you need, when you need them. The people He has placed in your life – your husband and children, your parents and brothers and sisters, your friends, and even some people you have not yet met – will make God’s love present to you in ways you cannot imagine. Don’t be afraid to love them all. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to follow your heart. Don’t be afraid to Noreen-It. I would remind myself of the reading that we chose for our wedding, the conclusion of Matthew’s Gospel: “And, behold, I am with you always.”
What would you say?