Thursday, May 3, 2018

a blue garden tea cup

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Yesterday was the first real warm day of the season here.

It was summer before spring kind of weather.

We have been going through a spell of after another.

sickness, cancer, surgeries, possible loss of job, loss of home...

I have been feeling as if I have all of my loved ones on my shoulders.

I know that is not the case...but I can't help feeling that if I slip up just a little bit,

all of us will come tumbling down.

Yesterday, I started to see a sliver of hope...a lightening up.

See winter is past, the rains are over and gone..-Sos 2:11

I parked on the beach side of Wonderland train station and sat in the traffic on the way home.

It was beautiful inconvenience.

Mothers and fathers holding hands

and small children running along the top of the sea wall.

Grandparents were walking slowly behind

Folk whizzing past on roller blades and skateboards

cars parking to stop for a slice of beach pizza on the way home from work.

I came straight home to see my husband.

He'd had a procedure done at the hospital earlier in the day and I wanted to fuss over him a bit.

I am longing now for a cup of tea on a sunny afternoon

with the windows thrown open to a seaside breeze

and flowers in jars on the tables.

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  1. "Beautiful inconvenience"
    What a lovely way of expressing so much of what happens in life, if we will only let ourselves transition into gratitude.
    Thanks for this lovely and reflective post!

  2. When the days are darkest, hope shines brightest. Hope is an anchor for the soul - Hebrews 6:19
    Have a blessed day!

  3. Lovely. From despair to hope.

    Hoping things keep looking up. Silly how the weather can change our mood. But it does.

  4. Nothing like a cup of tea to soothe the spirit. Wishing you well.

  5. God will use the simplest of moments, if we allow them, to bring us from hopeless to hope-filled. Thank you for your words of hope ♥