Yesterday I attended a happy hour for young adults with cancer. It was my first time doing any kind of activity that was specifially for “people with cancer.”
All day I was nervous. What would we talk about? Just cancer? Everything but cancer? Would it be depressing? Awkward? Too touchy-feely support group like (nothing against support groups-at the right time they can be wonderful)? Would going brand me as, “Allison, young adult with cancer,”? Would that be okay?
Despite my fears, my husband and I attended anyways. And this morning, reflecting on the night, I thought this:
Two small slivers of my heart are
have been, for some time.
One sliver filled with
thoughts so shocking,
hurts so ugly,
and sins so shameful,
can only be loved by God.
will take it,
can replace it’s stoney substance
with that of
The other sliver has been beating
begging for my attention.
Asking over and over,
“Is it time?”
As we stood in a crooked circle,
faces and hearts that knew,
that lonely sliver of my heart,
started beating quickly again.
It was overcome with excitement.
Oh to be at home at last!
Oh to be understood!
When we find those slivers of hearts that have been locked away,
just like ours,
oh how blessed,
oh how thankful,
My prayer for you today is that you allow those hidden slivers of your hear that are beating quicker and quicker, to get your attention. Dare to put yourself out there and bring them to the community they’re searching for. How grateful they will be.
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