This House is Not Empty

Should you ever find yourself alone in your empty house on a rainy night, feeling adrift, trapped, or a little bit of both, this post is for you. Today I met with the realtor who will sell the house that Jeremiah and I bought together. Grew up in together really. This is the house we had dinner in the night before our first half marathon. This is the house where we set up our trainers and rode for hours and weeks and years, training for our first triathlon. Our first Ironman. And second. And third! This is the house we brought Lucy and Lincoln home to (our sweet rescue cats)! This house was filled with joy on Christmas morning as my family gathered together to unwrap presents. This house was filled with energy when my sister lived with us for 10 months. This house was filled with laughter as Team Loco athletes burst in, danced around to Uptown Funk, and left their mark on our hearts. This house was filled with smoke from burnt dinners. This house was filled with tears from disappointment. This house was filled with dreams whispered… about Boston and Hawaii. This house was filled with prayers to God, for healing and hope. This house was filled…

And now it is empty (well almost). The cats are now settling into their new home with Jeremiah in Delmar. The medals are packed away. The bike is in the garage, collecting dust. The photos have been sorted, boxed up, or tossed in the garbage. It feels like a little too much, to be alone in this house. Alone, but not defeated. In tears, true. But my spunk? It’s waterproof. And so are my dreams! So let it rain. Let the tears fall!

If you should you ever find yourself alone in your empty house on a rainy night, feeling adrift, trapped, or a little bit of both, PLEASE know that I have been there. Please don’t give up on your dreams! Your world may be a flood, but I believe that you, my friend, are waterproof. So also are your dreams waterproof.

So if you find yourself alone at the end of the day, outside your comfort zone, with just God and your dreams, know that I too have walked that lonely path. And if you can face yourself and God at the end of the day, and know that you have used all the talents and opportunities He has bestowed open you, then will you truly have no regrets… And a life that can change the world!

life will change

 

 

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