Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dancing In The Rain! A New Favorite Quote!

"Life Isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
but learning to Dance in the rain!"

This weekend, after a crazy week of busy schedules and medical tests, Bert and I took a trip to Sandpoint Idaho. We found a funky little shop, in the Cedar Street bridge Public Market, that was filled with garden art, steel sculptures, and printed sayings.

This quote about dancing in the rain caught my eye, and I brought the hand-painted board back to Spokane to display in my classroom.

The past few weeks have been filled with challenges, unexpected changes, and great blessings...for me and those I love!

I know, after 60 years of being on the planet and hearing my blessed Mom say in my mind and heart, that..."this too shall pass!"

Yet, when you're in the eye of the storm.. it isn't easy.

I watched the old video "Twister" when I was up at the lake this weekend. The storm, wind, and debris followed them, swirled about them, and uprooted their lives! As I watched the movie, Diamond lake was in the midst of a storm...wind blowing, white caps on the lake, and sheets of rain falling. Another unexpected storm...yet we were safe inside!

What I know for sure is that in the midst of every storm...God is there!

God is there, learnings are there, new growth, no matter how painful, is there! Change is there!

Today the sun is out, and I am back at school. I missed my students while i was gone. No matter what storms come at me this week, I am bound and determined to hold God's hand and ...

Dance in the rain!

Sending you love and hugs! God Bless! Love, Linda


The Farrell Family said...

Thanks for the reminder about God's presence, even in hard times. This song reminds me to praise Him even when things are hard.

Praise you in this storm
-Casting Crowns

I was sure by now, God you would have reached down and wiped our tears away...stepped in and saved the day. But once again I say, "Amen!" and it's still raining.

As the thunder rolls, I barely hear you whisper through the rain, "I'm with you!" As your mercy falls; I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.

I'll praise You in this storm
I will lift my hands. You are who You are no matter where I am. Every tear I cry, you hold in your hand. You never left my side and though my heart is torn; I will praise You in this storm.

I remember when, I stumbled in the wind, You heard my cry, You raised me up again. My strength is almost gone, how can I carry on if I can't find you?

I lift my eyes up to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.


I love you!

jessithompson said...

I love you, Mom.

Sending you a big, long hug...

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