We are eternal at heart.
We are made for forever.
Every day feels just like yesterday.
Decades mean nothing.
With eternity in our souls, time isn't really real.
A sand-digger fly's entire life is five minutes long.
And this damn song won't stop playing on the radio.
Beginning this new year feeling like I'm still eighteen and finding it nearly impossible to believe that four years have passed since I graduated high school and that I went to Bible school, travelled Europe, moved to Texas, spent two and a half years as a Baylor Bear, and started and nearly completed nursing school in that time.
There has been much loss, and many gains; a lot of unanswered prayers, and some answered ones; leaving and beginning; remembering and forgetting.
Between Jana and Miranda, there have been tears on this Friday, one week into the New Year.
I do not fight them...because they are meaningful.
Life is both beautiful and brutal--brutiful.
And all the magic movies say tears are healing. Lord, let it be so.
This song was written (and sent to me) for my 21st birthday, and I remembered it and dug it up on a break from studying tonight. I'm posting it here because it makes my heart happy...and because I like to remember how incredibly loving my friends are. I often post things I "don't want to forget," because if I have them all in one spot, I won't.
Before I left Baylor, all our closest friends gathered around by candlelight and on couches for hours and hours, and we wrote letters to each other so that, when we were apart and feeling lonely, we'd be able to re-read and remember how dearly we're all loved by the crew. I wrote a post about that night, and you can read it here.
A thousand thanks to my dear friend, Oliver Ha, for this sweet song.
Lyrics are below.
A story for a friend.
hey, i'm jordan.
i write here because i think our words are worth sharing.