Blurry Pic

Just like our memories, this picture is blurry.  It also cuts my head off.  Our memories like to do that too, for it’s easier to not remember bad events than to relive them.  If we allow the memories to come clear, there is a fear that they will take over our lives once again, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

We have a choice.  A choice to forgive, to love, to live in the present and hope for the future while still remembering and learning from the past.  The pic is also blurry since it’s a Polaroid shot that I scanned into a .jpg so it’s not all symbolic and deeply poetic.  Stay tuned and stay strong in God for He loves you and will take that burden from you like an anvil tossed into the ocean.  Yeah, it’ll make a big splash and ripple around but then it’s gone…

I love this pic for it shows my mom at her wedding about 2 months after she got out of a very long stay at a mental rehab center due to her bipolar/Schizoaffective disease.  She met the guy a few weeks before (can’t wait to tell you that miracle of a story) and now they’ve been married almost 20 years.  I also found my head and the memories that belong inside it.  I embrace ALL the memories now for the greatest adversities can bring the greatest miracles.

2 thoughts on “Blurry Pic

  1. I love the word pictures you use to describe the ripple effect of the anvil being thrown. Life feels like the constant ripple of heavy waves sometimes, but the Lord made both and He will guide us through in His strength. Thank you Craig for healing and perspective in the words the Lord has given you to share and bring encouragement.

  2. Thank YOU Tena. It’s my honor to help others as I’d like to be helped. So many people go through situations thinking they are all alone and no one has “walked in my shoes.” No one is alone and someone understands IF they are willing to take a leap of Faith.

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