The subject line was written to me as part of a Merry Christmas greeting. The person that wrote it is a wonderful friend. That, like me, is a heart transplant recipient. This friend was writing about the borrowed gift that beats within them, their “happy heart”.
If you saw my blog on “Kindred Hearts” a few weeks ago, this person is also a charter and lifelong member of my “kindred hearts”.
Actually, there were two sentences in my friend’s message that really stood out … “I am still in awe. I wonder if that ever goes away?” A rhetorical question, perhaps, but I still feel the need to write a bit about it.
To answer this from my vantage point is quite simple. I am also in awe EVERY day. I know I worried early on in my recovery that life would get back to “normal” and I’d forget to be thankful each and every day for this wonderful gift, or that the feeling would fade …… the feeling this amazing “gift of life” has bestowed upon me.
Quite the opposite has happened. I am in awe EVERY day. It’s such an incredible feeling …… I feel extra blessed, I’m grateful and thankful each and every day and I still pray to God for my donor and his/her family each day, without fail.
As for the second sentence ……. “I wonder if that ever goes away?” ……. I am not visionary of the future, so I can’t predict things years and years away, but I like the feeling of being in awe, and I hope that I will hold on to that feeling in my borrowed heart until the end of my days.
It’s a forever memory!!
What are you in awe of every day? Whisper to me ………