One year ago in March we had 11 days in the month over 70 degrees, 3 of which were actually over 80. That all happened in what was technically winter. The spring equinox is tomorrow. That means spring is here, right? Yes, it officially starts tomorrow. But like last year, things aren’t always what they seem.
Tara has a stage 4 ovarian cancer diagnosis; seems like it should be solemn around here. It isn’t. Tara is in pain from the shingles; seems like she should be in a bad mood. She isn’t. I am bearing the load of parenting while balancing a busy work load; seems like I should be exhausted and irritated. But I’m not. Things aren’t always what they seem. It seems fairly regular around here. But it isn’t.
God is not surprised by any of this. It is exactly what it seems like to him. That gives us great comfort and peace. He sees around the next corner and just like he has all along, he is preparing us for that too. But if it seems to you like I am glad we are in this situation, like we are always holding strong, like we are rejoicing in our suffering, then once again, things aren’t always what they seem.
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.