Yesterday I talked about being found in a paradox.
Today I'm thinking about my best friend whose precious daughter is one year old - today.
And how this morning her husband rushed their dog to the vet to discover he had to be put to sleep.
Happy 1st Birthday! You lost your first family pet.
I cursed when she told me. Yes I did. It was the only thing I could think to say.
So of course I'm thinking about other bittersweet moments in life.
I'm also thinking about other paradoxes.
Death and life
First and last
Loss and gain
Forsaking and taking
Beauty from ashes
Strength from despair
Gladness from mourning
A way in the desert
Streams in the wasteland
I still trust that in Him all things hold together.
As my friend said, "it's still going to be a great day." So happy first birthday sweet girl. I pray your life is full of more sweet than bitter. But I know that difficulties will come, they will. So I pray too that you always find your way back to beauty.