"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die...a time to weep and a time to laugh." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 4 NIV)
Yesterday started with hope. A litter of kittens was born, a blessed surprise, but the day ended in sadness as we buried the tiniest and weakest of the babies. It was a reminder of how quickly things change. How quickly seasons turn.
Today, again, was filled with laughter and love as we worshiped the Lord. Our church family celebrated the pastor and his wife. My husband and daughter sang a beautiful duet, and my baby was baptized.
Nothing can be taken for granted. Not life, not love, not happiness. It can all change. But even the dark times, the sadness, the weeping are but a season. These too will not last forever.
Cherish the smiles, but don't despair in the tears. The sun will come out from behind the clouds and even rain storms bring blessings.