Morning Storms……

It’s one of those rainy mornings……….

Sunshine has been replaced by storm clouds.

Rain pours as thunder rumbles.

Darkness through every window makes this day feel somewhat cozy, as if God is saying, “Stay put, my child. No running. No errands. Nothing….but me.”

Isn’t that what storms do?

Stop us in our tracks. Make us change our plans. Impact all of our decisions.

In the blowing of the wind, I hear Nick’s wind chime ringing on the back porch……

Reminding me of our storm with him. His storm. That changed our lives forever.

Thankful for the sunshine after every rain. Realizing that everything is different when the storm clouds pass away…….branches are bent in various directions, leaves have been blown from trees….

Sometimes storms change the direction we are going.

Other times they take away things that are precious.

And yet other times they do both.

Are you in a storm?

I promise the sun will shine again…………even if things are very different on the other side of the storm.

Nick, your perfect storm, has changed me. Deeply. Profoundly. Eternally. You, my son, rest in God’s arms until I hold again. I love you.

2 thoughts on “Morning Storms……

  1. Reminds me of that song….

    Sometimes He calms the storm – and sometimes He calms His child!

    So glad you were finding calm today! 🙂

  2. Tammy your words minister to me in a much more powerful way than my words could ever be to you. You just touch a spot in my heart every time I read your blog. You are one blessed woman showered in a way that ministers in such beautiful words. Your strength continues to amaze me when you have been through one of the worst storms a mother could ever go through and yet you have such a strong faith to keep going. How I wish I had that kind of faith and you were my friend so that I could sit, enjoy a cup of tea and share your love of the Lord. God bless you and there is no doubt in my mind that you will someday wrap your arms around Nick. You are wonderful and enjoy reading your blog daily. Sandy in MD