So I have an Aunt, my Mom’s sister to be exact. I don’t get to see her very often but she’s the kind of genuine person you wish all people were. In my head I call her 2nd Mom. My Mom recently had her 72nd birthday and I was driving her to my sister’s house for a family dinner of sloppy Joes, one of my Mom’s favorite sandwiches. As we pulled up in the driveway both of us were confused.
There was a car that looked exactly like my aunts, and a woman who looked exactly like her was standing in the driveway, but that couldn’t be right because she lived several hundred miles away and she hadn’t called to say she was coming. Silly us, it was her. All my life, no matter how long it’s been since my Mom, and my aunt have seen each other, it’s like they just saw each other yesterday, like they had not been apart at all
Do you know what I mean?? It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever witnessed in my life. They are not twins, they were born over a decade apart, but watching them together is fun. I get to witness genuine, comfortable, love. My sister’s daughters have the same closeness.
Watching them is to me truly a blessing. I don’t know that I have ever heard either one of them tell the other “I love you”, but it’s obvious that they do. Yep, I definitely feel blessed to have such wonderful examples of love in my life. It gives just a hint personally, of what God’s love for us looks like. I truly wish all relationships were like that. Genuine and comfortable. One day I know they will be, but until then I have found a few that keep me inspired, keep me filled up with hope, and give me a measure of joy. I think had they been twins they would have been the quiet, impish sort who, although they are slightly mischievous, you can’t help but love them, and no one ever gets very upset with. I’ve said before, and I’ll say it probably a million times more, it’s the simple joys they make for a happy life. I don’t look for destiny changing happy moments (chuckling in my head) I really enjoy those happy moments that many take for granted. I press them like grapes, and store them up like the sweetest wine, savoring them at length. Be at peace my friends, the joys you have are but a shadow of what is to come, and any grief you experience will not even be a memory…….it will fade to nothing, I promise.