Once in a while, life comes around and knocks me off my feet, takes the wind out of my sails, or at the very least fogs up my brain so that I cannot even think of writing, until at last I am reminded that perhaps this is precisely when I need to write the most. When things seem foggy, writing can help me find my footing again.
Today, for my heart’s sake, I will give thanks to my Creator. For extended daylight and beautiful sunsets. For Organic Ginger-Pear tea. For cleansing tears. For hope that builds upon itself in my bones, like a fire exposed to a rush of oxygen. For dress-up nights at church, and silly songs. For a son who finds delight in creating. For a daughter who is becoming a woman before my very eyes, and yet still loves to cuddle. For road trips and airplanes. For family; brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers – who will always be there. For a husband who enjoys curbside shopping and garage sales. For the Mercy and Grace of my Jesus.
But mostly, I am thankful today for Hope.
Lord, help me to cling to that hope and not give in to despair. ever.
You are mighty to save.