New life. That is what Spring signifies.
Christ has died, Christ is risen.
The dreary browns of winter turn to green and vibrant colors of yellow, red, purple, pinks, orange…
The world is full of suffering. It is also full of joy. Sometimes the two collide. The impossible turns into a ray of light.
My blog friends impact my life. When they are happy, I am happy. When they are sad, I am sad. I hate it when they hurt. I love it when they feel good and all is well in their world. I encourage everyone to write about the good and bad. To me that is what blog is all about. I don’t want to read only good… that isn’t real life. At least isn’t real life that I’ve ever known!
My own life is once again threatened with a dark cloud of pain. My dear dad, after caring for my confused, Alzheimer plagued mom for 5 or more years, is now entering a fight he probably won’t win. We enter a new round of tests tomorrow, but short of a miracle, the diagnosis won’t be good. I believe in miracles, but I’m not silly enough to think that one is in the offing right now.
This is new life. God will take him in his own time. And dad will rejoin with the love of his life. I will shed my tears. But the tears will be for me. I know dad will be like mom – no longer in pain.
For all my blog friends – I know many of you are going through trials… depression, loss of family, loss of health, break-up in relationships. The list goes on and on. Just know that you are not alone. Let it all out. We are here for you.
And for you lucky souls who are not going through trials at the moment – let your sun shine through! We all need a smile ya know.