It's there. It's on the verge of my consciousness. It wants to be dealt with. I have no idea what aspect of it still lingers to be dealt with so I keep stuffing it. I don't want to deal with it. I don't want to feel it. I don't want to think that those little things that have been randomly triggering it could be the Lord's gentle leading to let Him heal that part of my life.
It is so much easier to just keep it compartmentalized. Well, not really in the long run, but for the part of me that knows the huge sopping puddle I become when these things surface, it is easier. It is easier to set it to the side than engage in the feelings that have been threatening to surface.
So there you have it friends. I know that when small things start triggering, and when my dreams contain multiple re-tellings of things I want to forget, that at some point I will either choose to face the feelings or I will run and hide until the feelings overcome me. It will happen. I've never actually chosen to face the feelings. I usually let them hunt me out and destroy me for whatever their time frame for healing is.
So maybe this time will be different. Maybe because I see it on the horizon, I will not need to hurt to the extent that I have in the past to heal. I say that with a laugh. The pain isn't in if I allow my feelings now, it is in allowing feelings I haven't ever allowed myself to fully feel. I don't look forward to healing. I don't look forward to rebreaking a bone to allow it to heal properly. I don't look forward to the pain on the horizon.
Right now, I'm still running from it, hoping that this time I can outrun it. Right now I will continue to stuff it all down and go about my day to day. I still have to go to work. I am still a wife and mother. Those things don't get to be put on hold when I feel, though God knows I wish they could. And when the day that I know is coming does indeed come, could you still love me and hold me up and encourage me that the pain won't last forever? Would you remind me that God will carry me through the darkness, that He won't leave me, and that this will bring about healing?