Lately, I've been contemplating this journey called life. Each path, each journey is unique. I think I've found myself thinking about some of the difficult times that shape us and that often effect our response to our own life and the lives of others. It's humbling and rather revealing - some good, some bad.
I think Mother's Day often triggers these thoughts for me. Being a fairly private person (I know, with a blog who would guess? :)), I sometimes feel misunderstood, take things too personally, feel judged, and generally distrust most people with the things closest to my heart. Some of my privacy has come about because of life experience, some from trying to communicate and not finding the listening, understanding heart that I had hoped for, some from having my words twisted, and some just because of my nature. :)
All that to say, deep thoughts and personal growth have led to some pain, some happiness, and some sadness in the past few weeks. It's good and necessary but hard. I pray for an open heart and the right response to His work in my life.