Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's in These Moments

I wake up and I see the beauty of spring around me. I've sent Tony off to work and Treila off to school. Taylor and our dog, Molly, are sleeping quietly until Taylor leaves later today for the last day of FFA Convention tomorrow. I've looked at them and I look outside with the birds singing and the sun shining and I can’t help but be in awe of God. He has created all things beautiful.

I’m trying to concentrate more on the people who are in my life than the ones I've lost. Although some days are harder than others, Barry has been gone over two years and Moma has been gone almost three years and my sister, Judy, has been gone almost six months. I have others who have been gone longer. But as the time flies it still seems like it was just yesterday that we were all together.  As much as I miss them and love spring, I am reminded of the song “It’ll always be, springtime in heaven.”  What a wonderful thought that truly is for me. As much as I see spring in the newness of life and beauty all around, it is fleeting after a few months. But in heaven, it’s always spring. There is always newness of life. There is always Sonshine and beauty. So, it’s in these moments that I reflect on the past, but primarily it’s in these moments that I look to the future that gives me hope and a renewed spirit for today.

May God bless us all as we look toward to the kingdom to come where Jesus' light will always shine!