A thud in the night broke my sleep. Too tired to get out of bed, I hoped our cat was the culprit, or else a picture had fallen off the living room wall. Whatever, it could wait until morning. Then a T-storm rolled in. A repeat of the night before. Psalm 91 and prayers of protection went out for all. Heavy rains pounded the roof, but again I found peace in the chaos by turning my thoughts to God.
This morning I smiled at a welcomed sight. Our wood plaque, "The best is yet to come" was lying face up at the feet of a tall cherub statue near the front door. Hei-Hei had knocked it off the counter. The ominous thud in the night had been a bringer of Good News. We all need an uplifting reminder during these dark times. The best is yet to come. Do not give up.
The frisky cat had captivated the attention of a little treefrog who came in from the storm. While I was busy making oatmeal, Elliot chased after the bouncing frog, circling the porch, before finally ushering it out the back door. Safe and sound.
A frog is always a happy messenger. A powerful acronym, (F)ully (R)ely (O)n (G)od. F.R.O.G. it! The little treefrog stayed put and I got a photo to share with you.
And, in hindsight, yesterday I'd grabbed a handout at our public library. How to Take-it and Make-it, an Origami Frog. Thankfully the instructions to connect with our angels are easier than folding a paper frog out of a green square. And, our angels go with us everywhere and make our day a blessing when we remember their loving presence.
Love and peace,