Tears in a Bottle

“It would be a lot easier for me to cry if you would let me see you cry once in a while.”

A young girls words to her mom in the book “Finding the CAN in Cancer” made me think this evening. Sitting on the balcony enjoying the view of the beach I wondered if my daughter feels the same way. Is she holding back her tears?

I’ve been unusually strong these days and although I have my moments it’s hard to allow myself a good cry. I’m afraid of breaking.

Yet in the Bible talks about what God does with our tears. In psalm 56:8 it reads, “you keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”

How precious to know that God collects our tears in a bottle. He records all our sorrows. Jesus is fully aware of our pain.

As I approach my surgery date I will allow myself to cry in front of my family and give them the freedom to do the same. I need to be more aware of their pain. Their tears are also precious to me.

Now, can I get away with bringing an empty bottle to the hospital?

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
~Psalm 56:3

3 thoughts on “Tears in a Bottle

  1. You are very strong, Haydee, and you certainly have a strong enough faith and positive outlook to allow yourself a good cry every so often. Sarah too. Being in the moment can be really hard to do when the moments are sad and scary. But as you know, it’s healthy to “be in the moment.” God is with you in every moment. And sometimes, after a particularly sad moment, once the laughter returns, it’s a really good reminder that we’re not meant to be stuck in one emotion or another. Crying isn’t a weakness, it’s just a realistic moment. xoxo


  2. Don’t be afraid to break. The Lord is near to the broken hearted. Your blogs have blessed me. Thku, for sharing ❤


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