stretch skin taut with air
let go, release the south wind
our child now with God

 

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For day two of 28 days of Self-Love Grace asked us to focus on mindful breathing and then to write a Haiku.

My little offering is filled with the pain of losing a loved one to cancer.  But, in the midst of grief and heartache, there is hope and mercy.  My friend wrote this: “Because Jesus is alive, Anthony is alive.  We rejoice in his release and healing.  He leaves a big hole in our hearts, but by grace this will be filled with God’s love and memories.”

Today, as I purposely breathed, with each breath I thought of Anthony, painfully fighting for air.  There must be joy (mingled with sadness) in letting go.