Thursday, February 13, 2014

Right in Front of Me

We have been weathering the snow storm in the south. Snow, ice and snow on top of it. It has been quite a storm for our area.

This morning I walked around our property to see if there was any more damage.  I took my camera to take pictures.  Sometimes those storms that bring so much damage can also bring beauty.

On the side of my yard I ran into these berries. Literally, they were right in front of me.  I didn't realize that this tree even had berries. They are normally above my eye level and I just never took the time to look up at them before.

I really don't think that they are normally as bright red as the snow and ice have made them.

They were beautiful, colorful and put in a place where I couldn't help but see them.

Right now we are weathering a different type of storm in our home.  It is not a weather storm but a fight for our children's futures.  For their emotional health.  For their hearts.

Sometimes I wonder what I overlook when going through the storm.  Sometimes I wonder if the answer is right there in front of me and I just don't see it.  Do I get too caught up in the storm that I miss something?

2 comments:

  1. Oh Felicia! I completely understand! I feel like all I do is react in the storm trying to find some solid ground before the next wave hits. I struggle to be able to get ahead enough to do the preventative things that I think will help Or at least not hurt to try. It is a daily battle, a constant struggle and I don't know if you feel this way, but I am very battle weary. And my heart is sad and grieving because the storm seems never ending. I keep looking for the eye of the storm to be able to stop long enough to gain some perspective and try to find those answers. Praying for you!

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    1. Battle weary is a very good expression!

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