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.