Tuesday, March 19, 2013

thank you for the heart-break

Wellll...I wasn't planning on posting about this. Everybody else in the land of Facebook/Instagram is and I had sorta decided I was going to shy away from it. But...then I changed my mind and I'll tell you why a bit later on in the post.

It has to do with the weather we've been having this spring. And the huge difference from last year at this time to this year. 

Exhibit A: This picture of the girls in skirts/capris and tank tops having a water fight out on the GRASS was taken on March 22, 2012. I remember I was sitting on the front porch watching the festivities and the sun was so HOT that I actually had to move into the shade for a few minutes of reprieve since I could feel myself getting a sunburn.



And here is Exhibit B: This picture was taken last week Friday - March 15, 2013 - BEFORE the blizzard that hit us Sunday night and into Monday of this week. {Sigh...}


Of course the difference between the two is s-t-a-g-g-e-r-i-n-g. Granted, last March it was unseasonably warm but this March is unseasonably cold and snowy. So when you have these opposite end extremes side-by-side from one year to the next, it feels even more staggering.

But you know what? As depressing and overwhelming as it is (and yes, I have had many, MANY moments of being upset by this), I bet that we will all appreciate spring just a little bit more this year because of these turn of events...you know, when spring actually shows up.

And yes...

it will show up...

eventually!

So what made me decide to post about this afterall? Exactly that. The fact that spring will now be appreciated more than usual. Because how can spring really be spring without a winter? Sometimes the healing makes the beauty shine. Hmmm...it reminds me of the lyrics to one of Downhere's songs, "For The Heart-break."  :)



 How can a day be a day without a night?
How can a win be a win without a fight?
I will not be shaken by the troubles up ahead
I’d rather trust Your goodness instead

Thank You for the heartbreak
Thank You for the pain
Thank You for the sadness
On the gloomy days of rain

Thank You that the hard times
Have a reason and rhyme
Thank You that the healing makes the beauty shine
Thank You for the heartbreak

How can a love be a love without a cost?
How can a life be a life without the loss?
No, I won’t trust my senses over anything You say
It’s harder, but it’s better this way

Thank You for the heartbreak
Thank You for the pain
Thank You for the sadness
On the gloomy days of rain

Thank You that the hard times
Have a reason and rhyme
Thank You that the healing makes the beauty shine
Thank You for the heartbreak

When there’s no sign of You
When I’m lost, hurt, and used
You are there hurting, too

Even in my worst times
You’re my reason and rhyme
Thank You that the healing makes the beauty
It makes the beauty shine
Thank You for the heartbreak

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