After another absence, I'm linking up with the lovely Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is "New". Ready?
I love vintage, thrift, consignment, hand-me-down type things. "Old" becomes "new-to-me" when I inherit, find, buy, or etc. something that was someone else's "old".
But, there is another kind of "new" that is really exciting. Real new. Not new material items: you know, with the tags still on, but NEW.
New life: a baby being born, or just born, if you don't want to think about the labor.
New friends: meeting new people and connecting in new ways.
New love: this involves that pleasant emotion (being twitterpated), but more importantly it includes the decision to commit. The decision and the commitment free up the heart to embrace the emotion. Does that make any sense?
Um, that last one is especially wonderful and particularly on my mind as of late. Can you say "big sigh"? When did this happen??? Sometime in the last three months. I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but a man has wooed me and swept me off my feet. And through this process I have felt a new kind of outpouring of God's love in my life. I feel intensely aware of His blessing, and am attempting to constantly remind myself that I must turn it back to praise (from the song, "Blessed Be the Name").