Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday

While praying for those folks devestated by the weather, I am thankful that our weather is as good as it gets in the springtime. It is still cool/cold in the mornings but the afternoon temperatures have been lovely. The wind? Oh, yeah, it's here.

Whenever I look at the trees in this area, which all lean in a particular direction, I am reminded of the Holy Spirit. My parish priest, with whom we are well and truly blessed, used this analogy in sermon one Sunday. The image of the Holy Spirit appearing as a "mighty wind" is one that has stayed with me.

I am thankful for this Holy Week as Lent comes to a close. I am thankful beyond belief to once again enjoy Easter.

My first husband, as many of you know, was killed in a traffic accident when I was 20. He died on Easter Sunday. For many years, Easter was not a day of joy for me.

My current husband, as many of you know, is a convert to Catholicism. He went throught the RCIA process and received his sacraments at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Easter is once again a celebration.

Shorty's the tall one in the back.


Tera said...

What a great reason for a celebration! And some days, I might add, I dread that Holy Wind... ;-)

Overwhelmed! said...

I'm so glad that you are able to consider Easter a celebration once again!

It's windy here in Ft. Walton Beach, FL too. In fact our test flights were canceled yesterday because of the extreme winds. Today's a little better.

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

What a beautiful analogy!

And a glorious reason to celebrate!

Sayre said...

Lovely ruminations. I'm glad you can celebrate Easter again.

Arkansas Songbird said...

I like that analogy, too. I want to continue it on to say that the Holy Spirit is like a mighty wind that blows the breath of God into our lives.

Have a Blessed Easter!

kitten said...

Beautiful! And so deep! A lot of great words for thought.
I love you eggs up top! Wonderful and beautiful!

lisa marie said...

For some reason I giggled when I read that Shorty was the tall one in the back. :) How funny! Glad you can celebrate Easter again. XO

Jubilee on Earth said...

I'm so sorry... I didn't ever read anything about your first husband. That must've been awful. How amazing that you still clung to your faith all these years.

Happy Easter, and God Bless!


Irish Coffeehouse said...

How exciting! Oh, I am so, so, so happy for you! And Shorty too! =)

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