I am choosing to share this hilariously bad photograph of myself standing in an abandoned church during a downpour in Cong, Ireland. Why? Because I think a lot of us are feeling like this lately. Fed up, wet, miserable, sick of whatever it is we are going through at the time. And my lovely husband thankfully caught one of those moments on camera. 🙂
This is the same day, the same me, just about 10 minutes later.
Amazingly, the day had turned around. I was in a warm, dry cafe with the smell of fresh bread and soup wafting from the kitchen. We had just seen the John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara Quiet Man statue on our way into the cafe. And I was glad we were there, in Ireland, in the rain.
We sometimes just need to wait a few moments, or a few days, or a few months. Just give it time. This too shall pass.
This is one of very favorite pictures of my husband and me.
What you see: Laughter, happiness, joy, beauty of the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal.
What you also see: our new acquaintance’s thumb, which showed up in every single photo he took of us, until we were all beside ourselves with laughter.
What you don’t see: a walking cane that took me from point A to point B, the pain of walking that it took to get to that photo taking spot, my husband’s stress from lovingly taking such good care to get me to this spot.
And this is why I love it. In pain, in hard times, in difficulties, there can be great joy. There can be great beauty. Great strength. Great determination. Great hope.
And a Great God over it all.
I am glad to be back, sharing with you all. God is doing a new thing in my heart, and renewing my spirit. Let me hear from you! I have missed you. Love, Lisa