Friday, November 13, 2009

Seasons

Only two months ago, the landscape was awash with color, the blooms were abundant, the foliage full...today, few leaves are left on the trees, plants have turned crispy and brown, and as a result have been uprooted. The earth is being "put to rest" for the next season...soon the ground will be white, and there will be no evidence of the previous brilliance of the summer landscape...But winter white has it's own beauty, just different.

Winter lasts a loooong time in Wisconsin, we have to set our minds to be content for the long haul...much like "winter" seasons in life.

Kayla and Andrew were married around the time of this photo...Sept 4th. I look at the photos from that day, and rejoice in the joy, in the beauty of the day...it was the perfect day. It was in the 70's and sunny.

They have, however, entered quickly into a "winter" season. Andrew lost his job 2 weeks before the wedding. He still does not have employment. On top of the loss of job, his car died. Then he was taking Kayla to work with her little sunbird convertable, which we had given her for graduation, and doing a temporary job when he rear-ended a lady on the way home...and totalled the car.

Fortunately Dale (my husb) had previously helped her purchase a $300.00 pickup for a "back-up" which is what she used to get to work for several weeks. It was a gas-hog though and was costing too much in fuel. So we traded her a car Dale was driving for her pick-up and broken car.
We needed to know she was in something that would be reliable, and get good gas mileage.

Andrew is now carless, jobless, and considering going into the air force reserves...awaiting a response from a recruiter. Their future is uncertain...It is a winter season. Things seem cold and dry...but we trust in the Lord for all their needs to be met. We trust that God is up to good as he promises. We believe it is good to go through winter...spring feels like such a joy afterward. We keep reminding each other that "this too shall pass". Please pray with us for Andrew to secure employment. Whatever God may have planned. We will rejoice together soon!

6 comments:

Joyful said...

Oh, you are in a hard season my friend. Continuing in prayer for you and your family.

I read this verse this morning in my daily reading: "They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God." Acts 14:22

I'm reminded of Ecclesiastes, how there is a time and purpose for everything. Praying the Lord will show His hand strong during this season and that your family will experience Him in ways you never would have had the 'cold winds' not blown through. Covering you in prayer to keep you warm.

Sending a hug,
Joy

Debbie said...

Kathy, thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I looked up the link you sent and was very impressed by what I read. I believe every word of it. I visited and became a follower of your blogs today and I'm so glad to find you. Your blog is encouraging and lovely. Thanks again, and please visit me again.
Debbie

Rachel B said...

Waiting truly is the hardest part, isn't it?! Praying and believing with you that SPRING is coming!

B His Girl said...

Hi Kathy,

I have prayed for what God is doing in their lives. I know His plans are good. He will direct their path. Hang in there. B

Tea With Tiffany said...

I know this season is a time where the roots of faith are strengthened. I pray for a job to come quickly. It sounds hard for a new marriage. Praying God will bring them closer as they cling to Him.

I have to believe waiting is a time when God is working to set up a perfect fit provision.

Hugs, friend. It's been awhile since I've been by. Miss you.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Winter seasons can be so difficult....BUT, that means spring WILL come...and a new season of 'new life' will begin.

I'm praying for your family dear friend.

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