Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Somewhere over the Rainbow...

Last night, my daughter and I were driving down to Mankato and the whole day had been kind of overcast.  As we were just pulling out of town, Courty says, "I wish I could see a rainbow right now."  When I asked her why, she said (in a matter of fact, 'how dare you ask me' tone), "Because I miss Declan."  I smiled to myself and said, 'yeah, me too.'  But beings that there had been no rain, there was no rainbow.  After finished up our girls night out with a Blondie bar from Barnes and Noble,  we headed home.  As we pulled into our town, guess what was waiting for us.... this beautiful big rainbow!  Both Courtlynn and I were amazed!  It really felt like Declan had sent his sister a gift.  There are those moments when life can really get me down... when I lose my breath remembering my son and his death... when I can hardly believe this terrible event really happened to me.  There are moments when all I need is a reminder that this is not the end... this is only the beginning our journey, a blimp in time compared to our eternity... that is exactly what this rainbow did for me yesterday!  It felt like a deeply personal gift, meant just for me... Thank you Heavenly Father and Declan.  You made my day.

"O beautiful rainbow; all woven of light! There's not in your tissue one shadow of night; Heaven surely is open when you do appear. And, bending thee above, the angels draw near, and sing,"The rainbow! the rainbow! The smile of God is here." ~ Sarah Hale

1 comment:

  1. I love this! The rainbow reaching up to the church steeple is magnificent. God does meet us where we are and remind us He's got the "big picture" under His control.