Psalm 130:5
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.

A new heart?

As you told me that you need a heart transplant, the floor dropped and the walls caved in around me. Tears stung my eyes. And my heart hurt for yours.

That was on Saturday afternoon. Since that day, the words that you need a new heart keep repeating in my mind.

A new heart. A new heart. A new heart. Almost like a beating heart.

But I know differently.

Of all the people on this planet, you need a new heart least of anyone. In fact, I want one just like yours.

My friend, your heart is amazing. There’s no doubt that your heart is filled with the love of God. And that you love and respect him in return. You strive to do good and encourage others to do the same.

You are tough and complicated, and at times, difficult to understand. Maddening, too, on occasion. Yet, everywhere you go, you gently sow seeds of kindness and gratitude. You are genuine. The real deal. And truly unique.

You have great compassion for others. We talk. You listen tirelessly, and without complaint…even when it’s getting late. Then you add wisdom to the conversation, and it’s our turn to listen. And we do.

You have a gentleness for all of God’s creation. You love nature and you share that love with others. Your little country farm is a safe haven for both animals and people.

You joyfully give. You give your time, your wisdom, your money, and most of all, your heart.

You are my teacher. You continue to teach me many valuable life lessons, like squirrel time, rising above adversity like cream rises in coffee, a greater appreciation for God and nature, about the remarkable monarch butterfly, and subtlety, how to be okay in life without a partner.

You are my muse as you fill me with inspiration on what to write. You praise my posts and delicately share your thoughts on how to improve them. Your biggest complaint is that some posts are just too long and I lose you. Maybe even like this one. I will accept that…with a smile.

You quietly walk beside me in the coolness of my shadow. You know when I need you and you appear. You are my rock, my tether. You fill my bucket. You are not perfect, yet…no one could ask for a better earthly friend.

The very essence of your heart is beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

Remember how patient you were with me as you tried to teach me patience? I thought I had a good grip on it. But not today. I want you well…now.

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

I have HOPE that there are better days ahead for you. I PRAY without ceasing, and am waiting with PATIENCE. ♥️


My Heart Trusts

Photos: animals and monarch were taken by me.

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