I’ve decided that tears are sometimes the best expression of the heart.
Sometimes words don’t do the heart justice. But emotion always does the heart justice.
When a child is born and you hold them for the first time, sometimes no words will match what the tears coming down a face can show. When your child gets married and the tears glisten in the corners of your eyes? Those tears speak volumes of the years of love your heart has devoted to the one who is walking down the aisle.
When your child is hurting and you are holding them in your arms trying to console them, they don’t always see the tears that slowly seep from your own eyes as you resonate in pain with them.
When a dearly loved grandparent passes away and you reach across their casket to give them one last lingering hug…. only tears can tell the story of the love you shared with that now-deceased dear one.
Sometimes when I stand in church and sing, I wonder at the meaning of the words that my voice sings out. I wonder at the realness of my faith. And then a certain stanza of a song causes my voice to choke, and I find my eyes wet with deep love for my Heavenly Father. In that moment, I realize that my heart knows how to express what I’m feeling better than my mind or my voice.
Yes, sometimes love is spoken mainly in tears. Our tears can be happy, sad, fearful or full of gratitude. They are the outward voice for the inner passions of our heart and soul.
Every time I feel my tears – especially when they take me by surprise, I am grateful for their authenticity. Tears don’t and can’t ever lie. They are more real and honest than most things in life and we don’t do them justice when we try to hide them.
We can also take away a blessing from those we love by hiding our tears. Imagine how a spouse would feel, if they could see tears streaming down our face over our thankfulness for their safe return after being away for a long time; or tears shed in relief after finding out they are safe after a very critical surgery?
Imagine how someone feels to see and experience your tears when you come to him or her and tell them how sorry you are for hurting them? Those tears mean more and express your heart deeper than any of your words ever could.
Love is IN our tears. It is in every single drop that falls.
It’s those very tears that show what something (or someone) really means to us.
Let them show. Let them flow. For when the words don’t come and tears do….sometimes that is the best way to deliver the message to someone else we deeply care about.
By Dionna Sanchez – Beauty In the StormLeave a Comment