I am on vacation through the end of July, 2012. The following is one of the first posts to appear on this teeny blog.
The photos make me groan…
This lovely lady is Therese Bugnet. She’s always the first to bless me with those wonderfully fragrant blossoms.
Look at Henry Hudson now! In a few more days he should be bursting with blooms.
In looking at the mixed feelings about the end of my Mother-in-law’s life, I can’t help but be thankful for the blessing of spring during this time.
I am confident that she’ll be stepping into a blissful eternity.
C.S. Lewis’s last book in the Narnia Chronicles has a wonderful account of stepping into the next life. From the Narnia side of the story – everything is going wrong and evil appears to be winning control. At one point one of the characters steps into a dangerous situation and all of the Narnians present see him fall dead…but the next instant Lewis transports us to the other side (where the recently fallen soldier realizes he’s not in Narnia anymore) and we get a glimpse of the hope of eternity.
It’s a brilliant reminder that this life is temporary. It’s easy to get distracted with minutiae of the here and now.
I’m trying to let my roses remind me that there is hope, and it’s stunning!