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To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:...A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; Eccl. 3:1, 4 MKJV
It has been over a week since we learned our daughter-in-law and the grandkids wouldn't be coming back to Nebraska for a visit after all. The car broke down and vacation money had to go to fixing it. Huge blow in a week that had already been loaded with frustrations and disappointments.
We were suppose to go to Omaha to pick up the grandkids this last weekend. We went anyway to visit our daughter and other relatives, and had a nice time. What I've discovered is that even though I'm not wallowing in grief or inviting it, grief cycles around at inopportune times, leaving me sad and fighting tears.
God never said life was perfect, not even for His followers. Life happens and to deny the emotions He placed within us, is to deny Him. So this week, when we were to spend time with our grandkids, I will be cycling through times of sadness. But I know, this canceled visit is for the best, the cycle of healing that will get better and it is OK to grieve.
The time to dance will come.