Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Curse or Blessing?

Today is just not a good day. Actually, it is just not a good year. Well, really, it just hasn't been a good past two years. Life is hard and I am getting really tired of it. So...anyway, enough of my sniveling. I will tell you why I feel this way today. Today is Kirk's and my 20th wedding anniversary. Woo hoo. We should celebrate you say. Well...we aren't taking a cruise, exchanging gifts or going to dinner. We don't have the money anyway. But the real reason it wouldn't be happening is we have the flu. And on top of that Kirk has Shingles...eeewwww! Just when he thought he couldn't get chicken pox again. So miserable is at the top of his list right now. And mine because we both can't be sick at the same time. So...I dropped Daphne off at her class at the college and came around the corner to this! This is the most flowers this Jacaranda has ever had. Isn't it beautiful? The freeze really did a number on it and we were so relieved that it bounced back but we never thought it would have gotton this many blossoms. Most people don't like trees like this in their yard because of this.
Tiny sticks and purple flowers all over the place. So if you just don't look down and look up instead, you get an eyeful of God's beautiful creation. Hmmm. So how can one apply this to our lives? Yeah I know, look for the blessings in our lives they are all around...yeah, yeah. It makes me mad and I don't want to hear it. But...on my own and in my time, I will look around and see this....
Thank you Lord for the roof over our heads, food on the table and clothes on our backs.

Oh yeah, and I will let you know if the two little kids get chicken pox since the two big kids have already had them.

3 comments:

Jolie said...

I miss those trees from the west...we had one in our backyard. I don't however miss the chicken pox:-( Tell Kirk we hope he feels better soon.

Katherine said...

Wow, is that what you call a Lilac Tree? I have never seen one so tall. Can you still smell the fragrance? That was a beautiful analogy. We must keep our sights upward towards the Heavens and see our blessings. Thanks for sharing your feelings. Kirk, I hope you are feeling better soon.

Carol said...

Your children are beautiful. The tree is beautiful. All you guys are beautiful. I am so sorry that Kirk has the shingles. What is it like Kirk. I have never had them but I understand it is very painful. Good luck. You probably feel better at this writing.