art by takeru-san

Behind is stormy chaos, the type of destruction that changes a soul. The storm rages still, except now there is nothing I can do.

Ahead is light...and hope.  Hope of a future.  Hope of healing and health.  Hope of normalcy.

Behind is broken relationship, pain and heartbreak.

Ahead is understanding, teaching and learning.

Behind is where memories live, fraught with ghostly voices that replay scenes like a videotape on a constant loop.  The good mixed with the bad, discord and harmony in a vicious mix.

Ahead is such potential - shared laughter, righteousness and relationship.

Behind remains shattered vows, promises and defenses trashed and taken for granted.

Look back,
then turn, wrap the cloak tightly about,
and take the necessary steps in the right direction.
For we all know that reliving the past gets us nowhere.

May the LORD bless the road ahead.


Mama Cache said…
This evening we sat together in the living room, and I nodded knowingly when one of the children read,

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

I just wanted to stop everything and to say, "Read that verse again!"

I agree with you, my friend. Yes, "May the LORD bless the road ahead."

Ari C'rona said…
Amein and amein...

I'm right beside you on the road ahead, my friend.