Paint by Numbers

September 27, 2011
sybilka

I was speaking with my mother today. It was a pleasant but rushed conversation. Squeezed in between the day’s details. The one thing that stayed with me most was the sparkly tint of joy and pride in her voice. She was proud of me.
She remarked how my Aunt had cried when she saw the site. “What do you mean she cried?” I asked. She responded, starting with a bit of a giggle, “Sybilka, do you realize what you have survived and perservered though in order to get to this place in your life?”.
And she is right. There have been many interesting, intense twists on this road. And all worth it. No regrets.
But the melody, the tone, the calmness in my mother’s voice during that short conversation, that is what really stood out to me today.
What can I say, it was a pretty damn good day. 🙂


  1. Anonymous says:

    I am so happy, babe. It makes my insides weep for joy and it makes me look forward to the next crimson sunrise. You’re a FIGHTER. A SURVIVOR. A BEAUTIFUL SOUL THAT DEFINES … “A WOMAN”. I’m proud of you and I LOVE YOU! xoxo

    • Julia says:

      that we should frgvioe and forget’. Even if this were actually possible, we are certainly not required to even attempt anything like it if they are unrepentent and likely to offend again on the same serious way. We are entitled to say within ourselves something like: whilst I have handed calling you to account over to God, and whilst I pray that you will see the light, understand what you have done and repent, and apologise so that we can safely be reconciled, I now know you and what you are like, and I choose to guard my heart and the hearts of those under my protection, and (for the time being anyway) to love you in absence.By doing this, as well as protecting ourselves (we are not called to continually cast our pearls in front of swine’) and giving ourselves time and space for our own healing, we give those who have done us wrong the chance to experience that we no longer seek their company, but at the same do not carry any resentment towards them. If it is God’s will that we should be reconciled to them and resume an active friendship, then this course of action can have a powerfully positive challenging effect. If it does not, then it is better that we let them go and enable God to give us something/someone else instead.We hope you find this reply of help.God bless and guide you.

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