Saturday, March 10, 2012

Do You Know a Carrier

There are things I would like to write but should not.

And so, I guess I won't.

It is not mine to share in this format,
in this moment.

It's not my story to tell.

But I can't get my mind off of it.
And it is heartbreaking.

I will say this:
I think there are carriers and travelers in this world.

I see a carrier as someone who carries a tremendous burden.
We can sometimes help that person lighten their load by shining a light on their dark days,
or offer to carry the load, too, when the opportunity arrises.
And, most importantly,  we can pray for them.

And there are travelers... whose concerns are lofty and superfluous.  Meaningless.
Their souls can be bought and sold.
The travelers never seem to get the short end of the stick in life.

The traveler may traverse many physical miles in a lifetime and waste and squander their precious
God-given minds, bodies, and souls.

The carrier sojourns through their lifetime recognizing life is like a fragile flower.

Sometimes they carry more than their fair share.

The crosses they carry are sometimes so heavy ...

... it seems as if the whole world is against them.

And the flowers bend to the wind,
trying to withstand the storm.

(And thank you all for your dear comments,  but please...
do not be concerned for me, but my dear friend "K" could use some extra prayers)
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Helen and her Daughters said...

How true, you put that beautifully!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Andrea, that was beautiful and so true. Stay strong.
Cas x

Nook and Cranny said...

Love, love your post.
The flowers and containers are wonderful as well.
I sent you along an email with the tracking number for the crow and trims you won.
Have a great Sunday

Sandi said...

I am so moved by this beautifully worded post Andrea! Prayers for your concerns and for you.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

What beautiful writings and pictures of the flowers. Your newest follower just wanted to say hi. Have a good night.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Such a beautiful writing and it is so true. Sometimes I think we alllgo in and out of this. I love your flowers and containers. But some are burdened more that otherYour pictures are so beautiful. I really loved this post. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Red Rose Alley said...

I do understand what you're saying here. I think only God knows what goes on in the hearts of His people. All we can do is keep praying and love ourselves and eachother. Take care, my sweet friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Andrea! I hope you have a wonderful day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

shellyandrade said...

Beautiful symmetry in your writing; sending prayers to ease your worries and strengthen your friend in need. Take care, Shelly

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Lovely and heartfelt words and thoughts. I love carriers and the Mason jars look perfect holding your blooms. thanks so much for sharing at VIF, xo

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