RicelandMeadows


Looking For Light
September 26, 2011, 11:55 pm
Filed under: September
Power Outage 9-26-11

September 26, 2011

 
     After a very busy weekend working here and my off farm job, I intended to catch up on my BLOG writing..only to have the rain storm knock the power out. I was looking for light. My wife lit a candle. I went to the shop and got the Coleman lantern.
 
     In no time at all the living room was filled with light bright enough to read by. We sat and waited for the power. We talked , did a crossword puzzle and  had a cup of tea thanks to the gas stove. We didn’t miss the power at all … although I was a bit worried about the ice cream … I even considered eating a bunch of it before it melted 😮
 
     I have been looking for light much of my life. As a child I wanted to be enlightened about the world. As a man I wanted to keep looking for the light as I go forward. That light is sometimes a new way of understanding or sometimes a way of forgiving. Trying to stay out of the darkness is a good idea … at least I think so.
 
     Tonight my dad’s sister, my aunt Judy, clings to life. Her final hours on this earth are playing out. Her light grows dimmer as she walks towards the light of Heaven. I feel her in my soul. She, like my father, was robbed of some of her time in this world by an awful disease called Alzheimer’s. It leaves a body healthy, while destroying a mind. It steals memories, dignity and indeed a person’s personality. I hope soon doctors shed light on this disease and cure it for future generations.
 
     Rain is pouring down again this evening. Our farm is saturated and the falling rain is running off as fast as it falls. Every low spot in the ground lays full of water as our La Nina winter starts to take up residence. The forecast is for rain for the next five days …. not my worry. I just have to wait and do other work until the weather clears.
 
     I am working hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. I want to find that magic bullet that will show me how to quit the off farm job and make my living here… with my hands and heart in the soil. I know that I am close. I have found the key… that key is hard work. Hard work is the answer to dang near every question. I just need to work out details like mortgage payments, insurance and a small salary and I will have found that magic bullet … that light that I have been looking for.
 
     Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”  I found him … the rest should be easy…I guess I just need to let Him lead …. After all He is the light unto my feet and the lamp unto my path.
 
 

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we will keep you and your Aunt Judy in our prayers, may the angels guide her home in comfort. Remember the good memories and family times you were able to have. All of our love ones spirits live within us. soon she will be an angel too.

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