During my divorce, people were often close by me.
Worried that I shouldn’t be alone, they wanted to fill my everyday with:
“check up” phone conversations…
or talk at the local coffee shop…
or dinner where we would discuss all the details of how the divorce was proceeding.
I appreciated all of the love and attention that my friends and family gave me.
I appreciated their show of support.
I knew I needed this wonderful group of people to get me through to the other side of my pain but… sometimes I just needed solitude… solitude to wrap my mind around the reality of the situation and “settle in” to the job at hand: getting over the loss of my husband.
Solitude allowed my mind to slow down… to mull over my trying situation… and to quietly look at it.
It wasn’t always easy to look directly at my pain… to face my darkest fears… but it was necessary so that I could move on with my past issues resolved.
“Dear God, help me find peace in solitude. Help me to allow my mind to calmly search for answers in the quiet.”