Friday, June 1, 2012

I have so many friends in England right now, several more falling in love with Sherlock, and I get to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with some British friends this weekend. It all makes me feel... connected. 

A woman I greatly appreciate told me something priceless after I got back from England last year. She said, "I've realized, some people are threads that make up a piece of fabric. They are the foundation to community. But some people are the threads that hold two different pieces of fabric together--and they feel the pull. They are woven into one community, then another, but without fully belonging to just one. It can be painful, but without those threads, we wouldn't have the interwoven, interconnected Body of Christ."
I've realized I'm one of those threads. I hope that doesn't sound arrogant--its more heavy than it is enjoyable. But I do feel the pull of a far off place... and I don't know when I'll be able to return. But like I said, receiving post-cards that have made the journey and talking with other "threads"--some who feel the pull much stronger than I do!--it helps. It sometimes feels like a workout for my heart's capacity, but it helps.

Even with feeling like an interwoven thread, I hold onto a promise that becomes more real, more pertinent everyday:
"My dear Sam, you cannot always be torn into two. You must be whole and one for many, many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be and to do."
I'm waiting for that wholeness. And I know its coming. But until then...

God save the Queen!


  1. I think this post made it just a little bit easier to move back to Seattle. :) I love you so much! Can't wait to see you soon!

  2. I agree with Lois-this makes it s a bit easier to come "home" while leaving this "home." Can't wait to see you! :)

  3. Have so much fun celebrating the Jubilee!! <3

  4. Oh, Samara! I know how you feel! And I love that picture of threads, fabric & true!