Monday, March 28, 2011

Time Heals All Wounds

Or so the saying goes...if that's the case, then why do tears form in the corner of ones eyes when thinking of a deceased loved one? Why does ones throat constrict at the mention of a lost love? Why do injuries and scars never really leave your memory lonely?

My theory is that any wound, be it emotional, physical or spiritual leaves an indelible mark one's person as a whole. These marks make us who we are, how we view ourselves, how we view others. I believe that to navigate life without any wounds is to not live at all. For what kind of life would you have if you never experienced the pain of loving, then losing someone? How would you know what joy was if you never experienced sorrow?

I think it more accurate to say, "Time eases the pain of our wounds." Isn't that what we truly want? Our pain just to ease? That's what I want. I choose the pain of loss, remembering the love that I experienced. I choose the pain of failure, remembering the valiant fight.

I'll keep my scars and gladly display them because they prove to me and anyone who cares to see them, that I have lived.


  1. Wow Betsy! Very profound conclusion! I love it! It reminds me of a song I sang at a woman's retreat a few years ago. It's talking about the wounds of our past sins and it says, "heal the wound but leave the scar to remind me of how merciful You are."

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree with you, Betsy. Time just eases the pain and helps you remember the good. Love your writing, hope you're feeling stronger. I'll see you Tuesday night, right? (hint, hint).