June 28, 2011
dark & ugly and what covers it
Just a week or so later, I snapped at Eric and we kind of had it out in our friend's driveway. When I said it's not you it is me I really meant it... but admittedly it sounded like an awful excuse. He urges me to talk to him and I just can't... knowing that I am still processing and praying and there is no fix. I wanted to smile when he told me he wanted to fix it, but the smile couldn't work its way out of my heart all the way up to my face. But I know he does want to fix it... and I wish he could. But there in the driveway, I realized that I am not the same girl I was three years ago... before blog. This blog has changed me... the writing has changed me. But somehow, she (the me of before) was working her way back in.
But through all of this deep dark ugly and the snapping, I have learned that there is a process for this new me... I feel, I think, I write, I let it go.
The old me? Feel, dwell, dwell, dwell, dwell, fight it off, dwell some more, and finally have a release of tears before I could let it go.
The words would not come, and I wondered if they were gone.
But the new me thinks in words, and even in the ugly, beautiful phrases would slip in and whisper to my heart. But the ugly has no mercy and blocks the way from heart to paper.
I think it is the cancer that Ann and Carol, and million others, battle.
But God broke through when I couldn't, and He held back the raging sea so that I could pass back to where I am the better me. He gave me these words... and I can feel the others just floating on the tide...