Well, here we are at the end of April. Does it seem like time is flying especially, uncomfortably fast? We are trying to capture many moments…but sometimes our hands get full and sloppy and we forget to focus.
I’ve been reading Ann Voskamp’s blog for a long time, but I only recently noticed her Joy Dare. It’s very fun and challenging and since I’m a little pressed for both time and joy right now, I decided that for the rest of April I’m going to blog her joy dare daily and see how it goes. I think it’ll be good for me and also – it would be good for you! Why don’t you show up here every day and add your three things to the JOY list? It will be good for ALL of us!
Today’s joy dare was pretty easy for me….but also sort of hard.
April 24: Three Gifts Fragile.
- My grandson, Greyson. He is fragile and this is as it should be. All things bright. All things new. All things perfect with this one, tiny, unstoppable miracle of a boy. He is fragile, but he is life.
- My sweet husband, Steve. As this disease moves through, it marks his body with cruel depletion. After he eats, everything is more difficult and he needs to spend some time with the AVAP machine, letting it do the big work of breathing. His arms shake with the effort when he raises his hands in worship. Yes, he is fragile…but he would also be on my list of Strongest Things, so there’s that. Only God can bring superhuman strength from ravaging weakness. Only God.
- Spring. It feels so fresh but fleeting. In central Oregon, it’s wispy and thin. It seems that at any moment the beautiful balance of warm sun and cool breeze could be bullied out by a sudden snow storm or scorching heat. Something about its fragility makes it all the more winsome and worthy. This year especially, I’m so thankful for spring.
So how about you, friend? What are Three Gifts Fragile that bring you great joy? I truly can’t wait to hear!