Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I was cooking my eggs for breakfast this morning with a little sadness in my heart. A good friend moved away today. As I stared at the yolks in the pan I had this conversation with God:
"Why? Why do you let me make good friends and then let them leave?"
"This is my plan for you, Jen. You bless my people, and I send them off."
"But I'm tired of it."
"Look around you. I didn't make you rich with material things."
I observed my hand me down kitchen table and chairs that have seen better days.
"I made you rich with relationships. THIS is my blessing to you."
I realized how many people long for the kinds of relationships I enjoy.
"You don't get to keep them all... that's what heaven's for."
I turned the eggs over.
And a tear slipped down my cheek.
"It'll be okay. I'm here."