Monday, May 8, 2017

Seasons come and seasons go

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog. Writing stirs up feelings and there have been a lot of those.

First, closing The Honorable Dalmatian. I just had to let that dream go for the time being. Then, losing Henry right on the heels of that. He was such an inspiration in my life and the catalyst for so much positive change.

A year’s gone by now - it took some time to get to the end of that season. Now, the rain has come and gone, and spring has brought new life. Still, as I put my pen to paper, tears well up in my eyes.

This past year brought other challenges too, beyond the loss of Henry and operating a business I loved. My husband had a brain tumor diagnosed and removed, and we just barely held on to our home through the blessing of a loan modification.

I guess it’s true. You never really know what life has in store.

There might be someone who does though and that someone might have carried the bulk of the load. Feelings are one thing – I have learned to live with those. But the really hard stuff – when life delivers the uncontrollable – that stuff can get to me.

But, here’s the miracle. God’s merciful grace manifested instead. The fear only slightly found me. My faith waved it away.

Today, life is in full session. My husband is back on the job and I have plenty of work to keep me busy, and Lulu brightens our day. Oh! Who is Lulu, you ask? She is 9 months of radiant energy in polka-dotted form. She is pure love and fun, and a big part of the new season we are in.

Good always triumphs. Sometimes it just takes a while.