This season


In the midst of the insanity that is my existence, I took a walk this afternoon. And as the sun shone down and I thought my many complicated and stressful thoughts, one thing kept popping into my head. Gratitude.

Over and over, there are things to be grateful for.

Despite uncertainty, despite my lack of health insurance, despite phone bills $100 more than they should have been, my life is pretty amazing. Things have a way of working themselves out. And joy has a way of finding its way back into my heart.

The trees are brittle and bare. There is a sharp edge to the wind, and the green grass is nowhere to be seen. It’s cold. It’s silent. But on some days, like today, there is sunshine. I am grateful for this season – this season of absence and anticipation. It means that the budding time is next.


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  1. Sally on February 8, 2008 at 1:50 AM

    I like your style. I also like that thing in life where God takes you on a trip. And sometimes you think it was your idea and then He lets you in on the fact that it was His.

    Gratitude, good call.

  2. Greta on February 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Hon, this is a beautiful little post.

    I feel very, very ready for spring.

  3. ashley & jeremy parsons on February 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    I loved this post annie. can’t wait to see you soon. family dinners, micah and leej, griz, life is good. ;)

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