“Life is like a snowglobe, often it’s prettiest AFTER it’s been turned upside-down.” ~ Unknown
I cannot believe it’s mid-March. I’ve barely recovered from the clock leaping forward, yet today marks the first day of spring. Still, raindrops, soggy snowflakes and sunshine made intermittent appearances yesterday accompanied by strong winds which whistled through the cracks and crevices of this old house, sounding much like a boiling teapot. The weather and calendar are a contradiction.
Snow geese have also been back in abundance for their annual conference on the Cohansey. As the shutter on my camera snapped, thousands took flight at once. It was a surreal experience, as if I were in a shaken snow globe; a separate world within this world.
That magical moment made me consider life. We all reside in the same world in separate snow globes — our homes, relationships, jobs, blogs, to name a few. I envisioned God’s collection of snow globes displayed on a shelf, always under his watchful eye, sometimes in his hands, sometimes shaken up a bit.
… And I was shaken up a bit recently. I have a (half) sister I never met. We were raised in separate ‘snow globes’ and learned of each other as young adults. Timing, circumstances and distance kept us apart, but our relationship grew via phone calls, letters, emails and Facebook. We planned on meeting this summer.
Recently Denise was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Within a few short weeks and after completing eight of the ten scheduled rounds of chemo, she was sent home and died peacefully surrounded by her family.
How many of your somedays have turned into nevers?