Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beauty & Pain

The sunsets have been astonishing this week. God has seemed to cast the beauty of Himself across each horizon night after night... HT: Tof took all the sunset photos!

Even on the eve of the news that, once again, we had lost a friend God made the sky fill with his glory. Last January our friend, Kathy, passed away after a battle with Luekmia. Thursday we got a call that Denny, her husband, was gone now too. It was unexpected and has deflated my world a bit. And, like a ball that doesn't bounce quite as high until it is pumped up, life seems to need God's breath blown into it.
Beauty & pain. They seem to walk hand in hand. We have lost Denny, but know he has gained Christ's eternal presence and ...

(In Hawaii with family)
He is with his bride once again. Though our hearts are sad, we know he is rejoicing.


Sara said...

What a reunion that shall be for hard for you, but wonderful for them!

whittakerwoman said...

OH MY those pictures are beautiful! WOW! H

Heather said...

Oh...I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved the illustration of the ball being deflated and needing God's breath...perfect.