Joye comes in the morning – conceptual selfportrait

Life is a precious thing. It can give you so much joy and yet sometimes so much sorrow. My husband and I have been through a lot for the past few years. Good things, but also bad. We have had our ups and downs, our celebrations and our struggles. Sadly this week my husband fell down the stairs and broke his leg. Not only did he broke his leg, but I broke my heart a little. Just in a time where I felt we where on a safe road, the road had a rock in the middle. There he was in the hospital and together we looked at the broken bone on the screen. “At least six weeks!” Aaron cannot work right now and our trip to the US this summer is pretty much cancelled. I felt a little disappointed in life.

The thing is tough that because of our ups and downs I have found joy in sorrow. I know this sounds so strange, but I have found that where is difficulty in life there is a chance to grow. There is a chance to develop as a person. Now in all this annoyance this week I have found some joy. First of all it was amazing that Aaron only had a broken bone. If he would have fallen forward he could have broken his neck. What is also very remarkable is that his mom had a dream the night before where she saw Aaron in a lot of pain. She prayed that morning for his safety and I truly believe without her prayer something even worse could have happened. So in this… I feel thankful.

That is what made me inspired today. The thought of pain turning into happiness and thankfulness. There is a verse that says “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”. That’s why I have called this series “Joy comes in the morning.” To remind myself and others that beauty can be in dark places as long as we are open to learn and embrace difficulties for our own good.

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