Sorrow into Healing

(You’re going to think this is a strange thing to get all sentimental about, but it was meaningful to me as I continue to weave through the mourning process…)

The other day, Vivienne lost her earring-back in grandmom and grandpop’s car.

She told me later that she had been so upset about it that she was crying and crying. She was concerned about her ears closing up; about germs getting in and causing infection.

Grandpop pulled over to the side of the road. Grandmom searched the seats.

Vivi told me that once she replaced the earring and its back, she remembered that salt-water has a purifying effect, so she took one tear and rubbed it under her right earring; she took another tear and rubbed it under her left earring.

I told her that she was turning sorrow into healing, and she smiled at me, knowing just what I meant.



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6 responses to “Sorrow into Healing”

  1. grandmomruthie Avatar

    What a girl!

  2. Brooke Clarke Avatar
    Brooke Clarke

    Smart girl!

  3. Wrangler Mama Avatar

    What a poignant moment… and what a smart little girl!

  4. Renee Avatar

    I don’t think that it’s strange for you or any of us to find God in all of the moments of the day- especially with our little ones. I love that God gave you and Vivienne a picture of turning sorrow into healing and also that He allowed you to have that special moment of connection with her while missing your other daughter. Thanks for your story that is meaningful to me because it reminds me that there are layers of grace and God’s goodness mingled in with our sorrows that leave us with hope in a Sovereign God who cares.

  5. martha brady Avatar

    i love this! also wondered if i could have permission to link to it on my blog? have been enjoying reading your blog recently. such a delight on many levels.

  6. Jolanthe Avatar

    Aww…that is so very, very sweet. 🙂

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