This week the sun has been shining. That is not a little accomplishment for our corner of the world, and the winter has seemed to be very, very long this year. There were days when I didn't think the sun would ever shine again. This morning as I awoke to the birds happily chirping outside my window and the sun shining yet again, I was able to to turn my face toward the warmth of it and thank God, so much, from the very bottom of my spirit, for the sunshine.
As I put JD on the bus early this morning, and saw his little face smiling at me from the window, and waved goodbye and blew him a kiss, I felt it. I felt the bubble that starts deep within your heart and slowly rises -- it comes from deep down and makes it way up to the top, and comes out in a big smile, a burst of a giggle, a feeling that's almost indescribable. But I know it's name. It's name is Joy. And I'm so happy it's back.
Although the sniffles and bugs have gotten us down lately, the warmth of the sun is seeping through today. And for that I'm so very grateful. I will say today, and I will say so many days of my life. God is so good.
1 I wait quietly before God,
for my victory comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.