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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ebb and Flow

I just got home from the best run.  It was cool out and there was a little breeze blowing the entire time- just strong enough to cool you off without taking your breath away.  I wanted to run forever, but figured Dallas would start to worry since it was getting close to bedtime, so I turned around and came home.

It has been a long time since I've had a really good run like this.  A long, long time.

Isn't it interesting how even with something you love so much, there tends to be an ebb and flow with it?  I will go from complete highs to wondering why in the world I torture myself so much.

It's the same with life.

Sometimes we can't help but wonder why we're still trudging along when things don't seem to be getting any better, but then the sun starts shining, or you hear the kids giggle and you remember that pain and frustration doesn't last forever.

I read the best quote the other day from C.S. Lewis.  It said:  "We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."

Life is hard, but we're promised that it won't be hard forever.  I'm so grateful for that.


kalie said...

Running. The love and the hate. I am excited you had a great run. That's what it is all about ... Not the racing.

Andrea said...

I love this post and the come and go. What is it about fall that makes you reflect on life? Good luck with school- it won't be forever!

Amy N. said...

I love this post! I've been feeling like all my runs have been tough lately too and it reminded me that those incredible runs that come around make it all worth it. I love that CSLewis quote too!

marciea casselman said...

It's true, life in all its forms has moments of ebbs and flows...exercise, house cleaning, raising children, reading scriptures. I guess it's a part of being human.