We can not be green and bright year round. We are beautiful when we are red, orange and yellow. - Dorothy Beal from Mile Posts
I love Dorothy's blog. She's a marathoner with three kids my kids' ages and pushes a triple stroller while training. She's awesome, but lately I haven't been that excited to read her blog because it honestly kinda bums me out. I haven't been able to run and had to give up my goal for a marathon this year, so I'm trying to get my mind off of it.
Something told me to read it this morning, though, and I'm pretty sure it was that still small voice. Tears came to my eyes when I read:
Fall is a time of wonder. A time of renewal.
The fall of the leaves reminds me that nothing last forever.
That in life there are seasons.
We can not be green and bright year round. We are beautiful when we are red, orange and yellow.
It feels like a part of me is dying, a part that I really love. (Why can’t the crappy parts about me die, right?) But I'm counting on God to make beauty from ashes.
Ironically enough, I'm doing a bible study at church called Seasons where I'm learning the exact same thing, and I couldn't go this morning because we left the carseat in Michael's car and I'm stuck at home. God still wanted me to hear the message loud and clear.
That's just like Him, isn't it?