My husband recently suffered a traumatic brain injury. I am writing this as I sit in a hospital bed beside his and will probably share more of our journey as we go through it.
Soon after his accident, he knew me, which was a huge blessing. During the first two weeks, his conversation was very limited, and most of it made very little sense.
I can remember thinking how much I missed him (and still do at times) even though I was right there with him. I’ve missed deep conversations which include more than short discussions regarding his comfort and care. I’ve missed sharing old memories and laughing about new ones. I’ve missed that twinkle in his eye as he gives me a hard time.
But I also remember thinking about how our Heavenly Father must feel that way about me at times. Is He saying, “I miss you”? I talk to him daily. Often as I go through my day, I pray about things that I need and about the needs of others. But does He long for more?
Unfortunately, I have to admit that I get busy with the distractions of life and a lot of my conversations with God are possibly nothing more than babbling to His ears. He has used these moments with my husband to help me realize that God is saying, “I miss you. Slow down and really talk to me.” I need to spend more time in meaningful conversations praising Him for all that He has done, reading my Bible, and actually listening to what He has to say. How about you? Is God saying, “I miss you”?