Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Grief and the Weather

Another reason why I may not be blogging as often lately is because I’ve been journaling more. Pencil to paper. It’s my favorite way to write!

I want to share what I wrote in my journal today. It was about grief and the weather.
As I sit in my chair next to the window, I see there is a light dusting of snow on the trees outside. This might be another year where we see snow clear into May. This weekend, we had a wonderful taste of Spring - well, Summer, actually. It was 80° and sunny. Today, a soft snow falls from the sky.

The abrupt change in weather is a shock to the body and mind. A familiar feeling. It reminds me of my walk through grief. Some days feel like summer, and some days snap you right back into winter.

I really don’t want to look at winter as “bad” and summer as “good” even though it may feel that way at times. They both have their purpose; their own beauty. Same goes with the “winter” and “summer” we experience in grief. 

The cold and isolating days of grief/winter are grueling. But in those cold, dark days the Lord’s warm invite into His loving arms feels more like exactly what we need. 

Likewise, in the joyful days of summer we can feel the Lord’s warm embrace as the hot sun covers our body and all His creation.

The weather today, such a stark contrast to the weather of yesterday, can remind us of one important thing: 

God’s warm embrace is waiting for us in any season. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your journal post. It really made me sit back and look at the wildly fluctuating weather in such a different way!

    I am like you...good old pen and paper for my personal journal!