What A Relief!

This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt.  The prompt today is “relief.”


As I took my seat, I breathed a sigh of relief.

Standing before my church, I had shared my story and my vision, and, for better or for worse, it was out.  I had shared from the heart, with a peace and a passion that can only have come from God, and, whatever the outcome, I was glad.

As the service ended, anxiety rose.  What would they say?  How would they respond?  No regrets – just hope that it might be ok…

…And then they came – with words of encouragement and questions and hugs, texts of support, and “Well done – you were brave!”

Such a relief!

After years of struggling with church before finally finding a place I felt I belonged, it was so important to me that this went well, and I’m grateful.

There is such a relief in being known and accepted.

And now the work is just beginning, but at least I know I don’t have to do it alone.

I’m keeping it short and sweet for Five Minute Friday today, but plan to share more about this in my monthly review post on Monday.



15 thoughts on “What A Relief!

  1. I am not known, nor really liked,
    and most think me quite mad;
    ’tis the consequential delight
    of the life that I have had.
    I was taught to fight, quite hard,
    and to ignore how it affected
    those who held me in regard,
    and who thought themselves rejected
    when I would refuse the grace
    of comfort on the cancer road,
    preferring this, my halting pace,
    and mine own heavy load.
    They bid me rest, they offered peace,
    but I walked on, and would not cease.


  2. leslie, i’m glad you found a church where you feel at home:) glad your talk went well. nice to see you again. martha. oh, i’m at #31 today.

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