What an amazing time we had with Jonathan & Jenny and their lovely kids. It was so good to see them again-- to play with the kids and hear their stories, to connect over coffee, to share meals, to walk together and simply BE together. A gift. A blessing!
I wondered how God sees the blood lines, family lines. I wonder if in heaven we'll get a special opportunity to reconnect after spending so much of our lives apart. I wonder what it would be like to be neighbors. I wonder what kind of friends we would be if we'd lived close by all our lives.
In the end, there are no answers, at least not any that I've found. I must put my questions and sadness in the hands of a Father who is always good, always loving, always here. I must let go of what-ifs and wonderings and move on with the memories tucked securely in my heart and an eternal hope firmly planted, a faith that is often against my feelings.