Saturday, February 26, 2011

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

At least that's what I have always heard. Although I must admit, it's not always easy to see.
So, while I am on the subject of clouds, I think this may be a good opportunity to share pics I recently took of some clouds. Also, it is as good a time as any to explain why I have not been staring much stamping with you lately- and why I am hanging on to the hope that there is a "silver lining" in this "cloud" I am experiencing in my life.

To be honest, I can't tell you too much at this point, other than the fact that I am currently going through a lot of medical testing to try to figure out why I have been having so much pain in my hands and arms, as well as some other symptoms. I am sure they will figure it out, and everything will be fine. But for quite some time now I have been having a significant amount of pain. Enough so that I have not been able to do much stamping at all. I miss it terribly, but at that same time I have enough else to keep me busy. Hopefully things will soon all get figured out, taken care of, and I will be back to my regular hours upon hours spent each week stamping away in my little studio!

So let me ask you this: What do you think of clouds? Do you picture dark and gloomy images when you hear the word? We all love to see pictures of beautiful sunrises and sunsets and sunshine-y days. But what about clouds?

Where I grew up (in New England) I saw a LOT of clouds. But here in Southern California, they aren't so common. And when I was driving my daughter home from school one recent afternoon, we noticed them coming. It was really pretty neat, since, as I said, we don't often see them. And we both thought they looked really beautiful! As soon as we pulled into the driveway, I jumped out of the car and started shooting! They rolled in pretty quickly and made the sky turn quite dark- but only for a few moments. Then, before we knew it, the light blue returned.

I am hoping this is the kind of scenario I am going through right now: the clouds have been approaching for a while. They are now over head. But soon they will move on out and my pain will be all gone. This experience will be just enough for me to stop and appreciate the fact that for most of my days I am blessed with good health. Here in SoCal, we are SO often blessed with good weather. Once in a while I think it's not a bad thing for us to experience some cloudy- even rainy days. We need to have a reality check. Life is not always smooth, easy, or sunshine-y. And those clouds we are given every now and then just may have a silver lining.

Thanks for stopping by. I always love reading your comments and so appreciate it when you take the time to leave one!
Many Blessings to you!


Leslie Culver said...

Its just wonderful to see you back; just like you, my life has gotten in the way of my therapy! : ) So happy you are rejuvinated!

Unknown said...

Hi hun, ((((hug)))) Thank you for sharing.

When I think of clouds, I think big white, puffy, pillows to rest on. I love watching them change shape to different looking things. My husband and I were walking around the block yesterday looking at the clouds and some were gray but with the sun beaming behind them gave them this beautiful pinkish, orange lining. So beautiful because the brightness was surrounding it.

Always know that the Lord has his arms securely around you and that He loves you. :o)

Jennipher said...

Will be remembering you in my prayers. Keep hanging on to that hope! God will never leave you or forsake you, my friend. And...I love the photos of clouds!

Laura said...

(((HUGS))) and prayers, Sarah.

I love clouds. I love the whispy barely there desert ones the best, but I also like the foreboding kind warning you to seek shelter from an inevitable storm.

Angi Barrs said...

I soooo miss the beautiful weather in SoCal. Thanks for the pictures. And praying that the clouds will pass and that you will feel better. God is a HEALER. Hugs to ya!