Wednesday, March 21, 2012


ha ha.. I'm going to title this post the same as the last because I'm not sure we were really in Hawaii. it has taken me awhile to get the words together to write this post and share photos and today I'm not even going to do the whole thing. i just wanted to share another blog post that spoke to me this morning, brought me back out of my little pity party and got me headed in the right direction again... hopefully.

you see it rained every day we were in Hawaii. not just a little shower here and there, but big storms with hail and tornados, 15 inches of rain fell in the time we were there. we had one really lovely day of sunshine and that was it. i came home from our trip feeling frustrated and bummed out. after a few days passed, i got really frustrated and bummed out with myself! i had missed an awesome opportunity to dig into the Word, to grow in my relationship with my Lord, and to be amazed by his power. it wasn't the kind of power i had planned on, full of sunshine and ocean breezes but it was most definitely His power!

He promises to be faithful! it was right in front of me the entire time and i missed it. the beauty of his storms and then the rainbow to follow. i'm hoping i don't miss the next opportunity he gives me to praise him in the "storm" and to see beyond my expectations. He has great plans for me and gifts for me, if i only open my eyes and hands wide enough to receive them.


Tara said...

I'm sorry that you all experienced bad weather! When Jamie and I took a trip to the Bahamas a few years ago, it rained every day too! But, even though we didn't come back sunburned :) we came back refreshed from the time away just the two of us. Maybe that could be a "rainbow" for you too? And did you get to see your friends too? I can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Ruth Poirier said...

So proud of your new way of looking at and thinking about the experience. Keep searching for the "silver lining" and the beautiful rainbows.