I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “better.” We would love to have you join us.

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere”  This song has been playing in my head since I heard the word prompt for this week. It’s an older song but I’ve always enjoyed it.

It is no surprise to anyone that 2018 was heavy and hard for me. So many losses. Yet I find hope in knowing that my friends and family who were lost this year are in heaven. My prayer is that 2019 will be filled with more joy and laughter than loss and grief….that it will be a better year.

Yet even in the midst of a heavy and hard year, I’m so thankful for people and things that made it somewhat better. My kitty Luna makes me smile and laugh. I’ve never seen a cat that loves water as much as she does. I’m thankful for friends who know when you need a pick me up. Books, tea and blankets make life better too.

My word this year is heal. I want to come out of this year more whole than what I came into it. Grief won’t ever disappear but it will change over time. It’ll in some ways get better.

24 thoughts on “Better

  1. Thank you, Tara. Praying with you that 2019 will be a better year…and joining with you in giving thanks for the blessings that emerge even in the midst of the sorrowful times. Your little Luna is such a gift. Peace…

  2. Praying for you. Though we can’t always control the events that impact us, we can keep rooted in hope and take comfort in the things that become vessels of healing.

  3. Thank God His love is better than life. (Psalm 63) It’s His love that holds us up when everything around us is falling apart.

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