I admit that I have days that are more up than others. This is not one of those. It's foggy, melting, transitions.
From this day forward summer is coming culminating on June 21 6 months from now.
Peggy's birthday always lands on the winter solstice so it's a landmark.
Last night we were at a neighborhood Christmas party. Living here over a dozen years we have developed relationships here. Part of that is the transitions. The passages. People who were my age when we moved here in 1995 are now a dozen years older. They are becoming older as are we. They are retired. Many are gone. Died.
Peggy and I were visiting homes in our neighborhood going door to door. We stopped in at the Miller house. Carl and Miriam were there. Carl was very sick. After a short visit we asked if we could pray for him. We did. We prayed for healing in his body. A few months later he died.
Now, six months after Carl passed over now Miriam joined him. She was only 81. She wasn't ill very long.
Carl was healed in July, made whole, full of infinite life, Miriam has now joined him.
The hope that is in us allows us to see with spiritual eyes the healing that is permanent and ultimate.
It's just that the transitions of life are hard and sometimes I find myself a little pensive and perhaps a little down.