Everything will be okay.

This morning I noticed the tree outside my bathroom window. It is still packed full of green leaves, which will soon be turning orange and brown. That tree is always the benchmark of the seasons for me. I can remember standing in the bathroom after returning home from Florida at the start of quarantine. There were no leaves on the tree, it still looked liked winter. I have watched the blooms sprout into white flowers and then leaves. Lots of leaves.

This got me thinking. We all have so many different seasons in our lives. Life is constantly changing. During this time of so much uncertainty many people are shifting and changing within the seasons of their lives. There is job loss, lack of money, food insecurity, and the constant threat of an unseen virus. There are children learning like never before. Families are living, working and learning all at the same time under the same roof. Stressful.

How will we all rise from this to what will be a new normal? Who knows. Here is what I do know. Nothing stays the same and although it can seem dire at times now, it won’t be like this forever. I remember when I first realized that it is not a good idea to try to control the narrative of my life. What is the saying, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans?” I was praying to get pregnant. It is all I wanted. A family. It was not to be. It was only months later that I sat in a rocking chair in a baby nursery singing to my new baby boy. It all made sense to me. This guy was meant to be my son. No doubt about it. God was able to dream a bigger dream for me than I could dream for myself.

So, if you are currently in a rough season in your life, know this…. This too shall pass. In the words of John Lennon, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


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