Walking in the Rain
Putting one foot in front of the other
is sometimes all a person can do
during a dreary spell of life.
Or is it?
I like to be gentle with myself during the dark days of winter.
Not every coastal winter day is rainy and gray.
But, oh, so many are just that.
And I remember a melancholy season in 2001
when I let my faith wither
to the point of forgetting to be
I learned a lesson
when that dull spell turned disastrous.
Within days I was stationed at a hospital bedside.
My baby daughter was battling pneumonia.
I repented of my lack of thankfulness;
prayed fervently for my baby; and rejoiced as she recovered.
Since we had a private room,
I even sang a few songs to her.
She was too young to notice I didn’t have musical talent.
Be joyful always;
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Now when the dull days of winter oppress me,
I press back with
faith, thanksgiving, and praise.
I don’t want to repeat that lesson.
I’ve been teaching my daughter, by example, to find things to be thankful for–always.
Walking in the rain
knowing the sun will return
umbrella of faith
Wendy ❀ 2015
I realize my daughter didn’t get sick because I was ungrateful.
But that experience has stayed with me,
and I’m consistently more thankful.
What are you thankful for today?
I’m thankful for a dear blogging friend, Natalie,
who included a poem of mine in one of her lovely posts.
If you haven’t met Natalie yet,
then you need to get on over to her blog.
Here’s a link: Natalie’s blog
Rainy day blessings ~ Wendy ❀
I was so honored when my teen daughter
asked me to do the photo booth with her.
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