Today I came across a blog that literally made my heart ache, http://kandjstaats.blogspot.com/
Feel free to read the blog, but the short story goes that shortly after their daughters 4 month birthday, she died suddenly at her baby sitters. This happened on February 17th of this year. It is still very fresh for their family and reading about their daughter and their feelings and struggles is truly humbling and really puts my issues and problems into perspective.
I love finding these blogs that I think are serving the purpose of a journal to the writers, but acting as kind of a handbook to those of us who read them. I’m not sure why most of them have such hard stories behind them, but I guess that goes back to my post a few days ago, which was that God has a plan for everyone. Sometimes it makes me nervous to think about what His plan is for me and my family, but I also know that you can’t live every day fearing the inevitable, no matter what it is.
It’s been raining today. This morning was beautiful, and then the clouds came and the skies opened up. It is ok though, I know we need the rain, February showers bring March warmness, right? 🙂
The day isn’t over, but today I am grateful for rain. I doubt there will be many times I will be grateful for rain, so I don’t feel like this is one I need to save. We need the rain so Spring can come and bring it’s buds and flowers and smells and warmth. We need the rain to remember to slow down, stay inside, spend time with the people we love, just lazing around. The sound of rain on our roof or splashing our windows is like an adult lullaby, and even sitting in our morning room when it rains, the birds still come to the feeder to eat, or just to hide from the falling drops under the copper overhang. So today, I’m grateful for the rain and all it brings now and will bring for Spring.