I live in a beautiful valley, it stretches north to south for hundreds of miles with different lakes lying in a row north to south. Beautiful to see and drive along no matter the season.
A valley is basically a corridor and so winds travelling north or south is pretty much a daily occurence, the only variables are the direction (which can change from morning to evening) and the speed of the wind, from almost nothing to robust, blustery storms.
This week has included all of the above, but fortunately the wind has mainly been from the south (warmer), and of course with the wind we are the happy recipients of blue skies, and nights filled with twinkly stars despite the slight drop in temperatures. (minus 3 today when I woke up)
Two days ago when I was walking around the neighbourhood, I enjoyed watching the straw coloured tall grasses (4 feet to 7 feet tall) whip and bend in the gusts of wind. The grasses seemed to dance and yet returned to upright undamaged over and over.
Reading some posts lately, some bloggers reminded me of these grasses, bending in the wind, they are survivors of tempestuous times.
These bloggers, myself and possibly you reader have had some storms in which you survived by bending and not being rigid. Life’s weather is overpowering.
That has been the case for myself, I can’t help the irrepressible weather I have had in my life.
When life’s winds blow, we all must bend because we can’t fight the wind, so have no choice except to bend or break. Thankfully most of us will stand again, straight, tall and undamaged after the wind stops. But first we must weather the storm.
I am very grateful to be enjoying the blessing of receiving my kidney transplant in April of this year. Looking back a year ago, I had the hope, and the love and support of family and friends to weather the storm, though sometimes it felt like the storm wouldn’t end.
It did though, and I hope if you or someone you care for is dealing with a storm right now, hang in there, and let the people who love you support you until it’s over.
Sunny days ahead I hope for you and yesterday I enjoyed a calm sunny day here. Thanks for reading 🙂