Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Just finished a book called Empty Arms. It was a very good book that helped me process some things and gave me wisdom on how to work through my grief. In the last pages of the book there was one particular thought that stuck out to me.

Winter will end. Spring will come.

When my Momma was diagnosed with breast cancer last year it felt like winter had come and was here to stay. For months I felt grey and dead even when the sun was shining and warm. Then winter truly was arriving and I felt as though spring had just come to some extent and now I had to settle in for true winter?!? I was not ready for it. Needless to say, winter has been really long for me. And I am ready for it to end. PRAISE GOD IT WILL END!

Yesterday I noticed a group of birds on our tree. Spring is coming. I heard them singing. And got giddy with excitement. Our tree out front is beautiful in the spring. It buds and then flowers. Even as the flowers begin to fall after a few weeks, it is a beautiful sight. The leaves make their grand appearance right after. It reminds me that God makes ugly things beautiful.
New Blooms
First Flowers

Flowers Falling
Really old pic of Kaylee, but you can see the tree 
All of life's hardships that come my way because of our fallen nature are made beautiful in time. The hardships end. They may come again. But they will end.

God is so gracious and merciful to us.

Praise the Lord, spring is on it's way!

1 comment:

  1. Spring holds special significance to me though my losses as well, especially concerning the birth of Thaddaeus and my loss before him... and this verse in particular really spoke to me and I hope it does you as well-
    "11 See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
    12 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come..." Song of Songs 2:11-12


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