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Friday, November 16, 2012


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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking (harder than it sounds)
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and the two shall be one flesh.
 So then they are no more two, but one flesh.
Mark 10:8 (KJ2!)


I realize it is a selfish prayer, "Stay." I cannot know God's will for our lives and for our marriage, and yet I pray it…"stay." Just 6 weeks ago the doctors said my beloved had a heart condition that no one understood and that no one could explain that might take him from me…from us all.

Seven days in the hospital I stayed with him, at his side, watching him, praying with him, praying for him…laying on hands. I sent pictures and texts to our children to keep them close, shielding them from the scary parts and drawing them close for the good…wanting the good times to stay. Stay.

We are better now, you are better now; stronger but more fragile. As I watch you move, as I watch you sleep, I remember what The Word tells us…"and the two shall be one flesh. So then they are no more two but one…" and I stand on the promise that I cannot live, God please, if it be Your Will, I will not live well without my own flesh. You, my beloved, are me. We are one. And so, with a gratitude I didn't know I had before, I live fully in each moment, staying there until that moment is done. And, with every breath, I whisper to God, please, Lord, let him stay.


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