You know, sometimes I just don't feel like scrapping my latest photo of the kids, or some memory in my life or past event. Sometimes I feel like putting down what I'm feeling at this exact moment. I started out trying to find a photo I could use to show some new paper templates that will be up here at the end of the week. It was not happening. I was not in the mood. I had too many things going on in my mind. To many emotions, thoughts and feelings.
A friend of mine is having a hard time right now and I just don't have words for her. I don't know what I can do to help. I can't really. The only thing I have been able to think of all night is that there is a Plan. We are all a part of it. It's the Lord plan for his children. It's encompasses all of humanity, and yet it is so personal that it is specific to me and you. Everything we will ever experience or have experienced is part of that plan. He knows what it is, and he is in charge of it.
That does not always make it easier, that does not always make it go away, or be better. But it gives us a purpose for right now. There is a time to weep, a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;... a time to every purpose under heaven. Whatever 'time' we are in right now, the weeping or the laughing - we need to live it. Experience it, grow from it, learn from it, and have faith that he knows what is next. Have hope and faith that he will soon give us the time to dance.
That's where my layout came tonight. My thoughts... I had to get them out someway and this is how it happened. It felt wonderful to create a part of what I felt tonight. It made me realize how much I have to be grateful for and that I need to show real gratitude for it. Despite how difficult it may be for us, someone else out there is always experiencing something harder. I never know when my season will change, so I need to make sure I'm enjoying this season of my life right now.