June 22, 2007
I know you are probably wondering what this has to do with Knox but hang with me for a minute and it MIGHT make sense. When we moved to TX, I was kind of amazed by the weather. The clouds can be amazing. Big white fluffy clouds, blue skies, lots of sunshine. Then out of nowhere here comes the black clouds, ominous, threatening. Kind of takes you by surprise. Sometimes it rains, but lots of times it just looks like rain. Most of the time in the summer it is a quick 5-15 minute downpour and then it is over. 5 Minutes later you look at the sky and you never knew it had been cloudy. The other odd thing is it might pour at our house but 2 miles away doesn't get a drop.
Lately, we have been having a lot of dark cloudy days. It comes and goes. Sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn't. But it has kind of seemed like an almost constant shadow overhead. Tonight, Jon and I were out driving around looking at houses. We could see these dark clouds in one direction. In another direction the skies were blue with white clouds. We would drive under the dark clouds for a while and then turn and we were facing the sun and blue skies. Then we would turn again and there would be the dark clouds. We could look toward the dark and see where it was raining. We could look toward the blue skies and see sunshine. It just reminded me of how so many of our days are right now. Cloudy, ominous, a shadow overhead. But yet, God still gives us moments of sunshine sometimes out of the blue. Maybe just because God has given us hope...maybe a kind word or guesture from some one...a funny thing one of the kids says...a happy memory of Knox...having others enjoy our children.
Anyway, I am not that great at analogies or communicating thought and feelings into words so I hope that gives you a glimpse of what life it like right now for us.