5 minute Friday… Rhythm



For 54 years they have been dancing through this life together.  It’s been their private slow-dancedance, a rhythm all their own. It hasn’t always been pretty, sometimes toes have been stepped on, sometimes they have gotten a little out of sync but for the most part it has been a beautiful collection of quick steps and slow dances.

They have  been something to behold as they have enjoyed their dancing. Onlookers have observed their love, their joy and their care for one another and some have wondered at their ability to keep it up after all these years. How do they keep  smiling and holding hands and encouraging one another?

Truly their hearts desire has been that it could go on forever. But sooner than they had hoped and before they they were able to finish all the steps they had planned their partnership had to come to an end.

She now dances with a Divine partner, the One who coached them through all their years and he will be comforted in his grief with the assurance that he will see her again and meet Him face to face as well. He is glad she is enjoying a perfect dance at last. He kept his promise to be only her partner until death parted them. He misses her but knows that for now he will have to work on finding a new rhythm, work out some solo steps, and thinks maybe he’ll even take his dance on the road. He is determined to keep busy until the time when they will meet again.