Writers block plagues me these days. It always does when events too big to fathom arise in my life and a big event looms huge on my horizon. In 2 months we move to America. We move to America and I’m trying to fit my brain around that reality.
So, my head is swarming with thoughts and emotions and details and, somehow, I can’t put them together enough to form a cohesive deep thought. Thus is the reason for my weekly posts becoming not weekly. I just don’t have the words for this yet. I’m standing in front of this huge thing and I’m so close I can’t figure it out.
But that’s ok. It’s ok that I can’t figure it out, say it nice, spin it well, or wax poetic. When the words don’t come forcing them doesn’t work either so I’m learning to be still when all around me is moving. Be still. Ponder. Move slow…while I can.
A day comes soon when boxes will gape at me waiting for me to toss them a bone. I will thoughtfully sort through all our clothes and shove them into suitcases.
But now is not that time. Everything in me revs up waiting to shift into gear…but its not that time yet. It’s the slow down time, the ponder time, the be still time. I am oh, so bad at it. The woman in this picture looks like she knows how. Maybe gazing at her will help me know how to be still!
The boxes and bags are the easy things really. The people. That is really what’s got my tongue. Saying goodbye to the people we’ve lived and worked with for the past 13 years. The people who knew us when we operated like children because our language ability was so poor in this new land. They saw us grow up and we saw them grow up. It is impossibly sad for us all.
But along with it is an excitement about what is to come. An excitement that rises up and feels traitorous in the presence of all the grief of leaving stands right alongside it.
So, I find myself stumbling around for words and struggling to chain my thoughts together. Be still. Slow down. Ponder.
Just putting pen to paper or, in this case, fingers to keyboard breaks through a bit. Maybe it is the way God is showing me to slow down, be still, and ponder. A new thought.