My son snagged this amazing shot with his iPhone down the lane to our home one evening this week when the clouds were rolling in.
I love the beauty of the lush green “life,” the bright blue sky of “hope,” and the looming “sadness’ in the darkness under the puffy white clouds.
It reminded me of a dear friend who has been on my mind constantly lately who is going through a difficult period while she tends to her parents’ needs at her father’s journey at end of life.
It made me think of life and hope and sadness and how we all deal with all of it every day – – often every moment of the day.
The lyrics of one of my all-time favorite songs came to mind, and I want to share them here for my sweet friend, Bub:
If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep you head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you’ll hear me knocking at you doorYou just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again
May we all find cherished moments of life and hope in times of darkness and sadness.
And may we all find comfort in friendship to get us through.
We may not be close enough in geographic proximity to literally always show up and knock on the door, but we can reach out in so many other ways to be there for each other.
Be life and hope in someone’s darkness today.
Cheers & Hugs,