on longing and hope.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. 
— Proverbs 13:12

I thought I could write something deep and meaningful about longing and hope. But the thoughts aren’t sorting themselves today. I’m tangled up in the emotions that come when I hear stories sorrow and angst, stories of children and families impacted by loss, disability, mental health, poverty, and isolation. I know that hope can breed resilience, providing meaning to keep going. But sometimes, hope deferred makes the heart so very sick.

So may we see each other, help each other - and hope WITH each other.

My hope is that 2019 brings a stronger sense of community and belonging for all. And instead of writing something, I’m sharing a beautiful video that is worth watching more than once.


(photo credit for Pot blog thumbnail: Jennifer Elizabeth Photography)