Today was a Solar Eclipse and, in many parts of Oregon, we experienced either totality or near totality. It was a pretty amazing experience. At 9:00am, my friend and I set up camp in my front yard and waited with our glasses on for the eclipse. As the moon went over the sun, the temperature changed and became cool. We grabbed some blankets, wrapped up, and sat through the cool breeze that formed as the moon slowly covered the sun. The sky got dusky, the air cooler, and we marveled at the beauty of the amazing dance in the sky.
Life can be similar, an expected event that is so much more powerful that you expect, changes your view. Plans made. Changes in the wind that causes a turn that you never saw coming. When this happens, you are faced with a choice...bundle up and ride things out or pack up and stay where you are.
This is the crossroads where I find myself. The breeze of change has entered my life and I am choosing to ride the wave. The pieces of my life are being rearranged to provide a different, yet equally beautiful picture. It is a time where I am looking through glasses that allow me to see the events before me, show me how the pieces come together into a vision that will bring joy and peace into my future. Soon the moon and sun of my life will eclipse, creating an amazing and beautiful picture worth loving.