Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Rainbows and Odds and Ends
Isn't this a cool rainbow? The rainbow looks just like it is in the corner
of my yard in the picture. It was just a perfect double rainbow.
This is the rest of the arch. We were having dinner when
it appeared. It was pouring rain and the sun was shining and it
was so pretty. I am so glad I got a picture of it.
As you can see I am still obsessed with water and taking picture
of it. I love water and how it looks in raindrops.
Remember the person who ran into my fence? Today on my way to
the library, I was sitting at a stop light and I noticed the truck right
in front of me. I looked at the license plate number and it was the same
number of the person who hit our fence. I wrote down the number to make
sure as I sat there. Then I got home and checked it. It was.
So as I sat there and stared at the back of his head, I noticed he had nice
ears and a nice neck and he looked like someone who worked hard for a living.
As I sat there I thought, " I could ram my car into the back of his truck or I could
follow him to where he is going or I could sit here and pray for him and pray for his
family and forgive and forget it. "
I let it all go and prayed and felt like I had a freeing in my heart and the light
changed and I went on my way a more lighthearted person.
Today was a sort of a weird passing of the baton for me. In the morning my son will
go up to the local college with my daughter to take his placement tests for next year.
I got his transcripts ready so he could take those with him. He
will be gone in the morning.
My youngest son, today, started taking his drivers training online so he can start
getting ready to get his drivers license.
I have wanted to sit and cry.
I am happy that they just take everything in stride, I am thankful that they
don't look back. It just makes me feel really alone some how. So in the morning
the house will be quieter and my nest a little emptier and I keep reminding myself of
how when I had little kids all day and I longed to put them all on the school bus
so I could have a little peace and quiet and the house would stay clean.
Now that I am here, maybe a few more chicks might help. :) Just kidding.
Just like life without the storm we might not get a rainbow. I know
God will have something even better around the corner for me to do.
"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory,
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."
When I would stand at my window watching the other mothers race
off to work or to the gym or wherever, I would remember this." Everything
about which we are tempted to complain may be the very instrument whereby the Potter
intends to shape His clay into the image of His Son."
I would pray that He would do just that. I am so thankful now as I stand here,
I staid the course.
Homeschooling for me has been about His transforming power in my
life so that I could reflect His glory. May the work of my hands as
they go out into the world bring glory to His name.