Odd title, right? But after the January and February that we’ve had, I’ll take what I can get. These winter months haven’t veered much off their traditional dreary path for us.
So, I’m looking for good everywhere around me. And when I find it, I am reveling in it and making it last. That’s what God is trying to teach me to do, I believe.
One great thing that happened today is that we had a break from the awful, wet, freezing weather we have been experiencing. The kids and I walked through the woods to visit Aunt Betty and ended up spending an hour playing in the creek (which is normally not much more than a dribble but is full due to aforementioned wet weather). It was wonderful and relaxing to breathe in fresh air and soak up sunshine and watch the kids running freely.
Another blessing is that I have my camera back! Funny story-the camera has been “broken” for over a year. Jason and I have been passing it back and forth, saying we’re going to get it fixed but never actually doing it. It has sat on our laundry room counter for months, just mocking me while I snapped pictures with my phone (which, I’m sorry, just doesn’t compare). Jason ended up fixing it himself by, on the advice of a kind camera-repairperson, removing the lens and putting it back on again. Can you believe that?
So of course I took it with me today.
One great outcome of hardship is that you are more aware when a good moment comes along. You can see God at work in the little things, glimpses of Him you may not have noticed before. Because, ya’ll…. “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.” (Psalm 46:11)
I believe it with all my heart.