Saturday, November 6, 2010

Open Hands, Open Heart, Fearless

Family dinner, one day last December

What do you need to open your clenched fist and release to God? Now is the time to let go. Embrace God's truth. Hebrews 4:7b says, "Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts."

It takes unimaginable fearlessness to keep an open hand and open heart. It takes incredible faith.

I am proud of the fearlessness of my children. They are fierce in their determination to stay in the moment and live through any challenge. They are both gifted, sensitive, brilliant and wise, and they bring a shining to the world that will not be diminished. They have been surrounded by many caring and loving adults all their lives, mother & father, step-mother & father, aunts and uncles, neighbors and friends. Both of them have leveraged these adults in different ways, but they have often considered their insight, advice, perspectives, views, and beliefs before coming to their own conclusions. They are the sum of many amazing people now as adults - and completely and totally themselves as strong individuals.

They are supported by loved ones from every direction, and drawing on that support, they are standing firm with their hands open in spite of their numbing and breathtaking pain, to honor their father's memory. I know he is proud of them as well.

1 comment:

Chrissie said...

Kim, sending hugs in your family sadness.
chrissie xxx


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