information heaven. He wanted to read every single sign board. It took a loonnnng time to get through that museum in one day. I am sharing a few of the photos that I took and hope you enjoy them even though what I came here to blog about has nothing to do with them. I will say though, that the WWII section was mind-blowing and the stories of the heroic men and women had me near tears at one point. And also, we bumped into a wedding party doing a photo shoot. It was cool.
draining journey, and we are in exactly the same spot that we were when we began, so it makes a whole lot of no sense. Around the same time, we also found out that our initial suspicions from a few years ago were correct, and that our sweet son does have Aspberger's... he's on the very high functioning side of the spectrum. It's life. It ebbs and flows and you've got to make up your mind to face it with faith and a smile. I won't talk about it on here at all with the exception of this sentence, but it's a part of our world right now and we're figuring it all out so it plays a part in what I say.
Pete Wilson says, "I don't want the plan where a dream is crushed, a crisis is experienced, or I feel like I'm walking alone for way too long... and then God gets the glory.... We don't like God's glory plan- not if it involves our suffering. Not if it involves waiting for God and wondering if he's ever going to act.... You've felt that frustration in your life, haven't you! 'God, I need you to help me. I promise I'll start reading the bible again. I promise I won't drift away from You again. I'll be a missionary or whatever. Just help me.' And nothing. Nothing changes. Nothing gets better. If God is doing anything, you can't tell. It's like you take the same dang prayer request to your small group or Sunday school class every week. Even they are tired of hearing about it. They write your request down before they even get to you. And still you wait. And nothing seems to change..."
That's the kind of non answer that generally makes me want to hurl the book through the nearest window. Which of course I'd never do. He goes on to say, "If you're in the midst of waiting for a miracle or waiting for a dream to be realized, you probably feel helpless. You may feel frustrated and grumpy or just plain old tired of waiting. You may feel like the waiting is a waste of time as if you're doing nothing....What you're doing is allowing your hope to grow up. And if you can't be still and wait and hope, even when you have no reason to hope, you can't become the person God created when He thought you into existence. So no matter how it may seem, how frustrating and painful and pointless it may seem, your waiting does have a purpose. Sue Monk Kidd reminds us; 'Waiting is the in-between time. It calls us to be in this moment, this season, without leaning so far into the future that we tear our roots from the present. When we learn to wait, we experience where we are as what is truly substantial and precious in life.'"
I am once again reminded and encouraged that waiting is seasonal. Every season has an end as a brand new season begins. If like me, your present season seems to be stretching on into an endless eternity before you with no end in sight, remember that it's only a season.
A new one might be right around the corner.