I was up early, earlier than usual, and stepped out to see the most glorious sunrise. As I drank my coffee on the porch swing with my dogs enjoying that quiet moment, I was brought back to remember time on that same porch swing with my Mom many years ago. Her conversations and lessons she taught me while she went through a 5 year battle with cancer, literally some days keep me going. There was even a lesson on the sunrise and sunset.
After a really tough day filled with her chemo and my medical appointments and tests, we sat swinging and I took a very deep breath… and she knew I was weary. Mom always knew. She looked at that sunset on the horizon, and smiled. “Lisa, what makes that sunshine pop out and the brilliance of its light shine?” “Well Mom, it is the dark underneath. It is the shading.” “Exactly!” She replied” “What color is that shading?” “It is black, dark, almost gloomy.”
“Exactly!” She replied with great Joy in her voice.