This has been a very challenging Spring, OK…year.
The unusually cool and breezy weather we have enjoyed the last few weeks has been replaced by the heat, humidity and gnats that South Carolina is famous for. Opened, screened windows have been closed and air conditioners can be heard humming around the neighborhood.
I’ve taken a few days away from blogging to digest all that is going on around me. Deaths of old friends, the 28 year old son of a cherished colleague and a little baby just last night, that our oldest daughter was caring for at her NICU, remind the of the “coming attractions” for all of us and how suddenly that show can start. . . and end.
I didn’t think about not blogging these past few days, I just didn’t think about it. Challenges faced by family and friends have caused me to spend more time thinking than writing.
The “virus thing” with all the controversies, backtracking and hypocrisies are sure not helping and one has to wonder if we are heading towards a modern day civil war? Who should we believe and who can we trust? As more and more information becomes known, that question becomes increasingly difficult to answer, yet there seems to be no shortage of folks who think they know the answers, present company included.
And there is more I can share, but I’ll spare you, aside from mentioning that I know that I am not the only one whose blade is getting dulled by by what has become of the year 2020.
Thankfully, I have my wife, two “therapy dogs,” daughters, son in laws, and a granddaughter to give me the juice to keep a smile on my face, at least most of the time.
All the pain the world faces is forgotten, albeit briefly, watching a 10-month old eat/wear her first ice cream sandwich, (which grandpa gave her). Watching your dogs simultaneously jump into your daughter’s trunk, hoping for a ride somewhere as she and her husband were getting ready to put the stroller in the trunk, comes in a close second.
Let’s all go and try to find something today that makes us be thankful and smile and let us pray and care for those that deal with the pain of loss.