“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.” Psalm 126:5 NLT
I love planting metaphors! Maybe it’s my current rural area, maybe my new love of gardening….I’m not sure, but I am really digging it right now (pun intended).
I love that God turns our sorrow into gladness and does it when we least expect it. For instance, I was disappointed that our desired location for our next assignment was not met and on top of only being 1 month into this deployment, it was lemon juice on my paper cut. But then, Aloha, we received word that we are heading to Hawaii! Wow, I was so excited and surprised! But then, the very practical and often cynical side of me kept thinking…..3 years on an island??!! Oh my goodness.
I had flashbacks to Gilligan’s Island and even though I consider myself a “Ginger” who is more like a “Mary Ann”…..and who am I kidding….I’m heading to the age of “Ms. Lovey”, I really have no desire to live that reality.
My husband reminds me that I won’t get “island fever” and there are 7 islands to boot. People around me talk of swimming with sea turtles, cruises, luau parties, etc. It hasn’t yet settled in yet.
But I have said that I never wanted to live north of the Mason-Dixon line and my wishes have been met so far so I should have no complaints, right?