Join me today for 5 Minute Friday with The Gypsy Mama where we write for five minutes on a given topic. No editing. No criticism. No worry. Today’s topic is: Joy
I can’t explain it. There’s no way to. It wasn’t from me. I’ve not felt it since. Well, not in the same way.
I stood at the fork in the hallway. My husband was behind me in his hospital bed, and nurses surrounded him holding up his air supply and medicine bags as they rushed his bed up the hall.
He was dying.
I turned my head to the right to look at him one last time and down the opposite fork in the hallway he went – going to one last attempt – a surgery that could save him or that could take him Home.
And in that moment it came. Again it sounds quite ridiculous. But I know it was real. It was overwhelming.
Do not get me wrong. There was no happiness in my heart. It was almost broken in two. But the thing that kept it together was the gift of joy sent from Above.
It was a joy that came from hope. Hope that he may still live. It was a joy that came from eternity. Eternity where I will live with him forever.
I have not met it since – that joy that is supernatural. But even today I look for it and anticipate when we’ll meet again.
** I am following up with this note after I posted my entry to say that I wrote this before reading Lisa-Jo’s post about Sara. What is miraculous to me is that I know now that the words and ideas I wrote were from God. My confidence in joy has been confirmed again, and I thank you, Sara, for giving us a glimpse of what His supernatural joy is like. Many blessings to you, and thank you Lisa-jo, for sharing.