A Rainy Day

rainHi and Happy Wednesday!  Our weather today is rainy and windy with the temperature dropping throughout the day.  However, there are breaks in between the rain that we can enjoy. Right now as I look out my window, I can see the sun peaking through the clouds and it is lovely.

Today I am sad yet happy at the same time so this weather is perfect for my mood.  The health of someone dear to me is deteriorating quickly.  I have had a chance to see this person two days ago and that meant the world to me.  I hope to again very soon, but am not sure if that will be possible.  I just hope and pray that it is.

Like the sun through the clouds, there is some light with the darkness of how I am feeling. I will miss this person terribly, yet I have happiness in my heart.  You see, I know where this person is headed – to Heaven!!   That is an amazing comfort and helps me to see happiness beyond my tears.

Not that this person won’t be missed, quite the contrary.  The fact is that an amazing, long, and wonderful life has been lived.  That is wonderful and something I am learning from, and a real blessing. It is just hard to say goodbye.

Yesterday, I thought of the song, “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me.  These words made me tear up, but also made me smile.  It is a song about meeting the Lord face to face and being curious about what we’d do.  Here are most of the lyrics:

“…I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

[Chorus:]
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine.”

Aren’t those words amazing?  Knowing someone will be in the Lord’s presence soon is almost overwhelming, yet such an amazing comfort. This is helping more than I can imagine.

I wonder what my loved one will do when meeting the Lord?  It makes me truly happy to think about since there will be no more pain or suffering, but instead pure and amazing joy.

A Rainy Monday

rain“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”  — The Carpenters.

Today is a rainy Monday morning.  The sky is gray and it has been a bit hard to get going this morning.  I don’t know if this combination always gets me down, but I suppose sometimes that it can.  What do you think?

I am glad that it is the start of a new week and a new week of possibilities.  But sometimes the lack of sunshine can effect me, as it is very overcast today and wet outside.

Last week Ian and I were sick.  That was a rough week and no fun at all!!  Today, however, we are feeling lots better but not quite back to ourselves yet.  We are getting there.

Slowly but surely we have been getting better and that is a blessing.  We had lots of lazy time and that is good! Yesterday afternoon, we played “Candyland” and “Chutes and Ladders.”  What fun that was to enjoy with Ian.

I hope and pray that you will stay well!  It seems that many people get sick this time of year, so take care of yourself and get plenty of rest.

I am reminded of the quote that without the rain there are no rainbows, or something like that.  I will try to be thankful today for the rain nourishing the grass, trees, and plants outside.  This water is doing some good for nature.

Besides, have you noticed how stunning everything looks the day after a storm?  The world looks much brighter somehow.

If you too are having a rough day, may the Lord stretch His hand upon you and help you realize that it won’t last that long.  And, may we remember He is always there with us to get through the tough and rough times.

And, here is hoping for the sun to come out tomorrow!

Rainy Days and Mondays

As you remember, there was a song that said, “Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.”

It is a great song, but not my thoughts at all.  I am fine with a rainy Monday, especially after the gorgeous and sunny weekend that we had.

Rainy days are a nice time to read a great book inside, or play a game, or listen to a favorite song and dance all over the house.  Or, if there is no lightning and thunder, it is fun to play in the puddles!

And, have you noticed that after a rainy day or two, you often have a day that is absolutely beautiful and sometimes a rainbow comes out?  It seems that everything is brighter.

My thoughts and prayers are with those in the gulf who received 22 inches of rain over the weekend.  Now that is way too much.

I saw a picture of a person kayaking in a parking lot.  So much not right with that image.

Stay safe and dry and hopefully we’ll see a rainbow today!  I wonder if we will!!