If you are from Central New York, you remember the snow storm we were blessed with a couple weekends ago. We are known for crazy weather, for instance the high winds this afternoon and evening have some schools cancelling after school activities. Weather is constantly changing and to live here, one must appreciate the variety.
The weather is like life, we often have a variety of circumstances, people, and opportunities before us. It's up to us to choose what weather we embrace, the ones we avoid, the storms we MUST go through, and the exciting opportunities that stir up much change.
The greatest weather shift in my life in the past few months is my Mom's cancer diagnosis in August and her passing four short weeks later. The comfort in this storm, my mother doesn't close her eyes each night and wake each day asking the same question, "Where's Heidi?" My mother knows the answer.
Someone told me, "I'm praying after your mother's reunion with Heidi, they are able to reveal where Heidi is so the rest of the family can have the same peace." I didn't know how to respond, yet to know my Mom has the peace of knowing gives me peace.
As we adjust to the fast changing weather as different conversations, holidays, and milestone events occur...I choose to remain hopeful and keep a smile on my face as I embrace the next round of weather. Life, like the weather, is always changing and brighter days are right around the corner.
How do you keep a smile on your face
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323