I was browsing pictures online and came across this one and it just hit me so hard. The neutral tones all around, including the girl, with the bright splash of colors only on the balloons, made me think that in this moment…only the balloons mattered. The girl didn’t matter, she could be anyone. It’s the balloons that mattered.
She’s going to let them go. She’s looking away because it’s hard and she doesn’t want to witness their fate. She’s going to let them go…finally….
I think back over my life and I remember people. So many people have crossed my path over the years. Some I thought for sure would be by my side forever…and yet they aren’t.
I think back and remember beloved pets with fondness, their memories I cherish still.
I think back and remember things I’ve done, that I wish today I had never experienced. I think back and remember seeing things I wish now that I could forget. I think back and remember people that I never should have held onto.
I think back over the years and I remember putting many people, things, experiences, memories, actions, emotions, and habits into my own colorful balloons. I’ve let most of my balloons go now with my Heavenly Father hugging me through it.
I still have a few balloons I need to let fly…
What’s in your balloon?