Monday, November 21, 2011

Words of Hope


Do not fear to hope...Each time we smell the autumn's dying scent, We know that primrose time will come again.              Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  After a hot summer the weather begins to cool down and the trees are vivid oranges and reds.  I enjoy brisk walks with my two dogs in the neighborhood where I live.  Yet, autumn is also the time of year that I lost both my parents four years apart. So, as you can see, I now have mixed feelings about this time of year.  My dad will be gone two years this Tuesday. He and I were running buddies. We'd hop in the car and go here and there and have a good ole time.  I miss that the most.  The first year after he died I spent adjusting to him being gone. The second year has been easier and I know that as each year passes I will lose the sadness in my heart.  But, I will never lose hope.  Hope that I will see both my parents again. That we will laugh and talk as we use to. Hope that I can hug and kiss them any time I want.  Those that believe in Jesus Christ have that hope that others are missing out on. Can you imagine living each day without it? I can't.

"And the scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled."    Romans 15:4

Today I am thankful for Godly parents who passed on that hope to me. Who instilled in me the love of my savior, Jesus Christ.

Blessings,
Christine

8 comments:

Vee said...

Such beautiful thoughts... Yes, a favorite season can be forever changed by a loss in that season. Guess that it becomes a bittersweet time. I'll be thinking of you and especially tomorrow.

Carol said...

So happy you posted these thoughts today! This time of year always brings back memories of our family gatherings, which brings me to missing my parents and wishing they were still here enjoying their family. I often think how much they would enjoy getting to love on their great~grandchildren.
The promise of knowing I will see them again is so reassuring.

Smiles,
Carol

Inger said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful post, thank you.

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a beautiful, inspirational post.

Gloria said...

Amen girl! What would we ever do without that Hope?

Walking on Sunshine... said...

that was beautiful! Always wonderful to remember that we will see our loved ones again! Enjoy your day!

Sherri B. said...

Thank you for sharing your special feelings and thoughts with us about the lose of your parents. It is a true blessing to know in your heart that you will see them again...So many wonderful promises in Jesus. I do not know how I would get through many of the trials that have come my way, without Him. xo

Ninny said...

I think of them often, together at last and finally with our Savior. That't the best part, Jesus will be there! I miss them terribly, and our reunion with them will be so joyful.
Glad I have you.