Sunday, April 15th
By Mary Kelly
I AM GROWING accustomed to the grace of gradual illumination, so it is a delight and no real surprise when I see God’s messages to me in the scattered rainbows on my wall at sunrise.
~Luci Shaw in Weavings
There have been some moments during the past few months (and I know I’m not alone in this) when I felt that winter, in a literal and spiritual sense, might never end. Severe back and leg pain had been relentless for a long while despite my many, many efforts to find relief. I have always been one of those persons who feels that I can carry the summer sunshine within me…all year long. I have never let the weather bother me. I love the winter and snow and find joy in all of the seasons.
Let’s just say Mary Sunshine’s reputation was put to the test.
There were so many things I could not do! I have counted on my strength and fitness to take care of all that was needed and more. But even attending to injured family members in need in the way I wanted to was a real challenge, and anxiety was added to the equation.
Thankfully, good friends and my daughter accompanied me and calmed me. And one very wonderful little boy brought unexpected grace in those dark months and I would like to share the story with you.