Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:17
This weekend Rich and I drove Grace and Brittnee back to college. Joanna was out of down and I was not expecting to see her, but on Saturday when Rich and I were eating lunch, all of a sudden there she was in the chair next to me, laughing. I was sincerely dumbfounded that someone (like me) who prided herself on extremely sharp mothering skills such as being able to detect ANY sneaky behavior, for example, could be taken by surprise by not only her husband but also her best friend, who were in league with one another to pull it off. I was impressed by them both.
Rich unreluctantly left us to go do his own thing while Joanna and I went to Starbucks and caught up with each other. I’ll never forget telling her things in tears and seeing her eyes so concerned and loving, even reaching out with her hand to brush a tear left behind on my cheek, like it was the most natural thing in the world, listening and caring with a heart of friendship. This is 23 years of relationship, no worries no anxieties, only sharing and leaning on one another through life.
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Colossians 3:16a
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. John 15:22
Then, we got in her van and she barreled us into the countryside to see a field of sunflowers.
We took a photo of a pair of sunflowers to represent the two of us and our day.
I’m smiling as I look at these photos again.
And guess what?
When we left, we got to cut three sunflowers each and it began to rain so we did it quickly.
And then!! to my utter joy, a double rainbow appeared.
All day long, my heart was aching with the love and goodness of God.
Let me never forget, dear Father, open my eyes, remind me, remind me with rainbows, that everything good comes from above.