Thursday, March 27, 2008

pieces of me

wink town is a pretty cool place to live. i've lived here all my life so i know my way around and stuff. there are certain streets i just automatically drive down and routes i always choose even if there is a "faster" way. i love the family type place it is and how there are people here who just make me happy. well wink town is about to get sad for me... someone is leaving. i find it hard to talk about and somehow even typing these words i am choking up. i have a friend. she is kind, soft, compassionate, witty, deeply loving, hip, generous and a dreamer of sorts. she knows how to bake well, cook yummy meals, put on a good party, she knows most of the jelly belly flavors and she is the kind of mom you want to be.. always willing to do fun projects even if they mean messy situations, she lets her kids run in, walk in, jump in and eat mud which i love. then there is the spiritual side which amazes me and even makes me a tad jealous.. its like lately she is sitting next to Jesus and He is just loving on her and giving her eyes to see exactly what He is doing. She exudes confidence, integrity and has an authentic, peaceful, crazy and lovely aura of worship all over her. I love her and although the people of Papa New Guinea are so blessed to have her live in their country my heart aches as i will miss her and having her live here in my country. sometimes i just want to say its not fair that she gets to leave and go on this crazy adventure i want her in my life but then i sit back and realize that life wouldn't be right if she stayed. this is her path.. the path her family is supposed to walk and the lives of the people she will encounter would not be complete without getting to experience her too...
then theres the daunting reality that we can't just go over and hang with Bill & Jester either. how will my boys ever learn the difference between a dump truck, a front end loader or a combine and a baler. how will we ever get by without their hugs and sharing a good snack of grapes, cheese and crackers. will we ever be able to eat freezies in the same way without shedding a tear. i suppose all this to say i am blessed to know that no matter how long they are gone or how far they go there are those people you just get to carry a piece of no matter what. a piece that is someday's visible and other days just quietly reminds you that you are loved and accepted no matter what.
so heres to the vbergs. in all you do pursue it with your whole hearts. lives won't ever be the same i can attest to that. i will miss you but carry you with me and can't wait to see you again.
i did think about the timing of my post and whether to wait till they are gone or almost gone and seeing as we have a month left should i wait.. but i wanted to express and maybe also remind myself that i get a whole month more with these guys and i hope to live it the fullest.




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

this post makes me choke...there is going to be a big whole in our bible study without lisa there...
Jenelle

tammy said...

thanks for sharing! you have such a way with words. It's always hard to let a good friend go but you know that God will use her and her family in amazing ways.

Crystal said...

What a tribute! We love Lisa!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Heath - I'm speechless. I feel so loved. This post makes me want to buy a lot next to yours and build a house. Then we'd live happily ever after.....:)

Seriously - I love you so much and I don't think about saying good bye yet. If I do I start weeping.

You're one of my dearest friends and we will always be just that.

Dang it. I need some waterproof mascara.

Love, Lisa

Verna said...

you are fortunate to have such a friend, so is she!

valerie said...

Beautifully said, as always. Just think of the stories she'll ahve and sweet it will be when they come home for a visit...or to move back :)

The Stiffs said...
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The Stiffs said...

Oh man, how will I ever let her know that I love her too when I have to top this?? ;) All I can say is, HEAR HEAR!

Emily Deu said...

Oh Heather, this is a sad phase, but an exciting one too. I love Lisa, and am so glad that I got to meet her through you and can imagine that this will be hard for both of you, cause I know you guys are close and mean so much to each other.

Love you and miss you,
Emily