In spending time with her and watching her I am blessed beyond words at her amazing grace and faith in walking through this difficult, heartbreaking chapter of life. I am learning A LOT.
Interestingly, the area of my life that seems to be benefitting most is my marriage. I have been so blessed to share life with a true partner--but watching a friend lose their spouse has made me TREASURE mine. It has been so sweet to see the things Sweeney left behind for Cabell, namely handwritten notes. In her home she has a few scattered around--the most poignant are not Earth shattering--just small affirmations on index cards or Post its.
My husband and I are pretty faithful to send each other little notes throughout the week...but they are almost completely via e-mail or texts. Although they get the point across, there will be nothing to physically hold years from now to remind me of those sweet words. I am, admittedly, not a 'saver of things' but when I see those notes from Sweeney to Cabell it moves me.
I want there to be tangible evidence of my heartfelt feelings for my man. As a result, I have become recommitted to the written word. It requires a little extra effort. Sending a text or placing a call certainly seems more efficient. But this seemingly 'small thing' is important enough to expend a little effort over.
From my hand to his heart...