Sunday, April 15, 2018

Easter

April 15, 2018: I start so many posts and never make the time to complete them. I found this one today. Easter wasn't that long ago, so I think I shall hit publish...

I’m so glad there was sunshine yesterday. I needed there to be sun instead of snow or rain on this Easter.

We closed on a house last week. We’re not sure about our decision to buy now that it’s done. The house has good bones, but it’s been ridden hard. Smoke for 31 years has permeated the walls. The carpet has been ripped out and wallpaper stripped. Hopefully, paint, clean air ducts, and smoke fogger bombs will do the trick to remove the foul smell. Fingers crossed!

The Easter bunny found the new house before we even moved in and left eggs full of candy and money! That bunny is pretty clever!








Saturday, March 10, 2018

My new favorite thing 

Snowshoeing to just the right spot and making a small fire in the woods eating chowder warmed on a little jet burner with the only man I have ever loved. The wine spritzer was pretty good too. 





Saturday, February 17, 2018

A cold, Saturday evening

I'm sitting by the fireplace on this lazy Saturday evening in February, and there is frozen precipitation falling to the ground... it's like powdered sugar falling from the sky dusting everything in white.


"We're not in Kansas (Texas) any more Toto." The weather here is just as unpredictable, and the forecast changes by the hour. The only difference is that the temperatures drop so much colder here. The move has been an adjustment. Some good and some not so much. I miss my family and friends like crazy. I miss my church and familiarness of my grocery store and the security of knowing I could always find someone to help in a pinch. But, I've enjoyed meeting our neighbors and the newness of a season. I've enjoyed wearing a coat in the winter time and seeing snow, making a snowman, and having a fire crackling in the fireplace. I loved fall and the gorgeous colors displayed on the trees. I adore the rivers and the falls nearby. The water speaks to my soul.

February is hard. It's such a reminder of the loss we have suffered. The February in Ohio is a sure reflection of how my heart feels...bitter cold to the core, empty, barren of life. Then there are days of sunshine and warmth, reminders that spring is on its way. They seem like sort of a tease when we are hit with the cold and snow again.

I know God gave us seasons because He put such a desire in us for change. I look forward to each season. This is a season of Lent. A time of reflection of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. A time to be so thankful for His sacrifice in order to provide us eternal life. I hope Easter is beautiful here. I hope the sun is shining, the grass is green, and the flowers are blooming. It's such a beautiful reflection of what the resurrection is...hope.

I guess today I'm a little tired and gloomy. The sin of the world is overwhelming at times. The weight of the hate and destruction is too much to bear. Sickness, death, devastation, and darkness seem to cover the light. I look forward to Jesus' return...to the day there are no more tears, there's no more sadness, and no more hate. Until that day, shine Lord Jesus, please shine Your light into the darkness.
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