Friday, September 3, 2010

Joy Coming in the Morning

Do you know what this magical cup contains?


 You may think that the first sign of fall has something to do with leaves turning colors; I know it occurs when the Pumpkin Spice flavor arrives at Starbucks. I was tipped off to this Happy-Dance News by my friend D on her blog found here.

I planned to savor one when I met my friend MA there this afternoon after school. Rain blew through this morning and sliced our 100 degree  weather to 90 degrees. Know what we call that around central Texas? A cold front. I am not making that up. Pumpkin Spice Latte+90 degree weather=Texas Fall y'all!

Some other things blowing through here? My grief class began again last night. But this fourth session? I am not a class member but a facilitator now. The other leaders/trainers warned me last night might be rough. Dealing with the fresh, new grief of others can be difficult, they said. I'm sure there will be some tough times in the sessions ahead, but last night I realized I am a good way down the road to healing. I looked around the room and was full of hope for the new members that they, too, would come out on the other side of their pain eventually.

"Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming.

Come on, you got to wait for the light
press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the hurt before the healing
the pain you've been feeling,
is just the dark before the morning."


Amen and amen.


Amy said...

Oh....I love Pumpkin Spice too. I also can't wait for the Winter flavors to come around again--peppermint mocha! I know you can get it anytime, but it tastes so much better in December.
The people in your grief class are in good hands with you. They are very lucky to have you walking through this with them.

Dawn said...

Woohoo for the pumpkin spice latte and the shout out! (Thanks!)

So glad your class went well. I just know that God will use you in great ways with these people.

Be blessed!