Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass
it is about learning to dance in the rain!
I grew up in a family where dancing at home was just part of our daily lives, and as a teen I liked to go dancing on the weekends and my siblings and I would often dance in our living room. In college I took modern dance and for most of my adult life I could be found dancing alone around the house. When my mom would come to visit us we would often do the two step together. The last dance we shared was at our daughter's wedding, when I twirled her around in her wheelchair. I love to dance!
Unfortunately, Lyme disease has robbed me of my ability to do much of anything right now. Dancing is still in my heart, but has not yet returned to my feet. That is why the quote I shared means so much to me, and when my daughter recently gave me a candle holder with these words on it I found myself smiling. The day will come when I can physically get up and dance~ even in the rain, but until that time my desire to dance remains in my heart.
Dancing equals joy for me, and God promises that joy will return in the morning. He also tells us to rejoice in all circumstances.. and when we rejoice, an amazing thing happens. We begin to smile! We begin to see things with God's eyes. We are renewed. We are filled with hope. We dance in the rain.
Shall we dance?
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