day 1 | 1/1/14
Dead, but full of hidden life.
I suppose this Rose of Sharon is much like we as people are – we have seasons. Or at least I do. I go through times when I feel like the world is against me. I know I have plenty to live for – I have a fabulous husband, two beautiful children, and family and friends who love me. But it doesn’t always feel fabulous.
Similarly, this Rose of Sharon looks dead from the outside. But we know that in 4 months (give or take), it’ll show its life. It will prove that all is not lost, and that is indeed not dead.
That’s where I am right now. I’m clinging to the promise of a new tomorrow, because while this season feels rather empty, I know there’s more to come … it’s only a matter of time.
* P.S. – I’m carrying on with my 365 project. And I’ve decided that in the new year, I’m going to start my numbering over again. Because last year was my longest stretch ever (May to December? Hello!) and I have no desire to quit, I’m going to start with 1 and move through to 365 as the year progresses. Can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring! Happy New Year! *