Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Stars of Our Love Story

 Valentine's Day 2015

Once upon a time, there was just the two of us. We were young and didn't waste time deciding we were in it for the long haul.

We were typical.

                                                         We thought we were unique.

We were going to write important things, do important things, see important things.

We were going to go here and go there. Ordinary couldn't touch us.

Our favorite pronouns were "I" and "Me" and we used them liberally when we talked about our dreams.

And then along she came, and she changed us.

And along they came, and they changed us.

And then he arrived. And he changed us.

And a life well lived was slowly redefined, like water rushing relentlessly over a jagged stone until it is finally smooth.

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Inside, Looking Out

                                        Here are a few facts for your early Sunday morning:
1) The first week of February, 2015 is already over and I haven't blogged once since telling the tale of a batch of peanut butter blossoms back in the middle of December.
2) There is more than a foot of snow on our deck and the ground has been white since sometime in the middle of December.
3) Greg hit the two year mark in his employment here in Rochester. Hard to believe. In certain respects it feels as if the time has flown. In many others, it feels as if our family is still sitting at square one here, waiting for some semblance of our old life to begin.
4) Spring is exactly forty days away, and with it, the promise of new beginnings. I sit inside, looking out on the quiet world, with a hopeful, expectant heart.

"Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder."
Romans 12:12, The Message