The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Friday, April 29, 2011

April's Fool

You know the movie Groundhog Day?  The one where Bill Murray's character gets stuck in a time loop and has to re-live that day over and over and over and over again.

Well that's how I feel about April.  Mother Nature has been playing tricks on us all month.  One day you are playing in the sand box enjoying a little sunshine and the next you are stuck in the house snuggled up in your wool socks and fleece pull overs.


Or the next day she says spring is here and shows us the pear trees in full bloom and the next the perennials are struggling under the weight of last nights snow fall.


Or you catch yourself singing "pants on the ground" one day and "put another log on the fire" the next.


Then you can't decide if the watery eyes and runny nose are from the forsythia or winter serving up its leftovers from cold and flu season.


Although . . . upon reflection isn't that really how seasons change, the transition is rarely a smooth one but can be rather rough at times.  It seems to be all about how you weather the storm.  You can choose to accept the unexpected in each day as a gift, a blessing, a reason to be thankful or complain about not having your expectations met and that things aren't the way you think they ought to be.  After all we really do need both the sunshine and the rain.


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6 comments:

Diane said...

It sure has been crazy weather here too! Will spring or summer just come already! :O)

Rebekah said...

Posted this on facebook. Thank you! What a beautiful perspective.

L said...

I am so ready for hot summer days!
oh, and thanks for putting that "pants on the ground" song in my head ;)

Anonymous said...

Oh Syd,
E is adorable!!! love it "pants on the ground"
The weather does seems to be more crazy than normal, but do we really remember? It all is a blur. Great pictures :)
love you, Leila

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful perspective and great challenge. I know I have a hard time embracing every day that doesn't meet my expectations. I'm working on it, though!

Thanks for linking up with me today!

Angie Vik said...

Do you live in Wisconsin? That's what our weather's been like too. My daughter called the recent weather "bipolar." I saw your name on a comment on Sara's blog Confessions of a Pastor's Wife. God bless.