See the Light

This picture does not do this post justice.
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I have had a hard time writing this one because the visual is so hard to describe. As you know, my family and I are going through a rough patch: full of thorns and bristles:) Going back to the basics is humbling and enlightening at the same time.
In the last two weeks we had another low blow. I asked myself “how much more can I take?” I thought I was already at rock bottom. But I relaxed and knew it was out of my hands. All I could do was pray. Constantly. But still I didn’t see anyway out of this without people getting hurt.
One of the advantages of living where I do is I am so close to Oak Mountain State Park. I love that place. It is hard to believe something so remote is so close to “civilization”. It is so serene, especially at 7 in the morning.
Anyway, I was out there last week and walking back to my car. I looked up and saw a canopy of trees. It was very dark outside and these trees still had their leaves. They were a pale cream color. As I looked up the leaves on the trees seem to lighten up. All of a sudden the tunnel of leaves became brighter. I thought maybe the sun started to shine through but the clouds were very dark. It was so surreal.
I know it was a special moment because I went back a couple of days ago the leaves were their normal, pale color and they were not bright like the first time. I believe the Holy Spirit was there telling me things were going to be alright.
On Friday a HUGE prayer was answered. Literally out of the blue and down to the wire.
I know God is with me all the time. Sometimes it is frustrating because there are no bells and whistles. But He does offer bells and whistles, they are just a little prettier.