Nov 24, 2007
Driving back from my sister's house yesterday, I realized how unattractive this time of year is. All of the leaves have fallen and all that's left are the bare, brown outlines of the trees. The grass is only green in small patches- the rest is brown or yellow. Every year I look forward to fall, and then that quickly the leaves are gone. It seems like just a few days before it was so beautiful out but it suddenly turned ugly.
The good thing though is that soon it will snow. The bare outlines will be covered with snow and even though I hate the cold, I love the look of fresh snow. And it's pretty much a guarantee that we'll have snow living in western Pennsylvania, so we can look forward to when it's beautiful again.
It's the same with our lives too. Life seemed to be going along so beautifully. On September 29, I spent the evening with Ian's family and his grandparents. On Sept. 30 our lives moved into the hospital. There wasn't any warning, and now we're living a life that isn't very pretty. What we're expericing isn't attractive and I can't wait for it to be over. But, this isn't all that there is. God has many promises still coming to us. One day, our lives will seem beautiful again. One day, this season of sadness will be over.
"I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."
Still waiting for more of God's promises.....
Thank you, always, for praying