Put it in writing

I love to write by hand,  I enjoy making lists and writing in my journal.  Anytime I have an excuse to pull out a pen and some paper, I jump at the chance.  My most cherished possession is a gift bag full of letters that Adam wrote to me and I wrote to him.  He saved everyone from our dating days, and so did I.  After her passed away, I couldn’t sleep and pulled them out and read every single word in every single note, letter, card and scrap of paper.  I cried all the way through it I assure you.  But it helped to begin my healing.  It took me back to the days when he was healthy and strong and full of life.  I began moving away from the memories of his cancer ravaged body, to his muscular and toned body.  It also helped me to remember all the reasons I fell in love with him!  I still love to pull them out every now and then.  It makes my heart happy. 

I remember growing up my mom would put notes in my lunch box some days.  I loved getting those!  I do the same for my kids from time to time.  There is nothing more special than hand written notes from someone you love. 

Challenge:  Write something to some one you love today.  It can be a quick note, a letter, a card.  Anything with your  own handwriting.  It makes it personal and heart felt.  This is an easy one and doesn’t take much time.  I am sure whomever is on the receiving end of it will be blessed!

Romans 15:4  “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”


By Laurel Austin Henson

Laurel spent 8 months caring for her first husband after being diagnosed with cancer in 2010. He passed away at 33, leaving behind a daughter of 7 and 5 year old twin boys. After sowing millions of tears, Laurel sought out God daily and began to plan for a life of being a single mother, but ready to raise their children in faith, hope and love. God gave her more than she could have ever imagined when she brought Matt into her life, along with his 2 children. He was recently divorced and the providence of God had been leading up to this life for more than 20 years! Now Laurel is reaping joy with Matt and their 5 beautiful children. Thanks be to God for all the beauty created from the ashes of death and divorce.

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