Did you see the eclipse last night (September 27, 2015)? After an appropriate hesitation while arranging her veil of clouds, the moon blushed red and passed through Earth’s shadow in trailing robes of glory. Isn’t the moon radiant?! Alas, Alan and I missed it, although we saw the moon veiled in misty rainbows as she hung above Niagara Falls in Canada this past weekend. The thunderous falls sent billowing cascades of spray heavenward, so it was (and always is) impossible to get a clear view of the sky anywhere close to Horseshoe Falls, as it always gives the sensation of being enveloped in rain clouds. Still, I wouldn’t have missed the chance for romance at Niagara Falls for a clear view of the moon, much as I love the moon. Last weekend Alan+I had a “Fall Kickoff” to celebrate our being Empty Nesters. It may be a bit like making lemonade to celebrate free ice after a hailstorm (not that raising children has any similarity to surviving a hailstorm…), but the fact is that our children are grown and gone, and so the fall season of our life has undeniably begun …and therefore needs to be celebrated! My children like to teasethat I sing “Happy —” [whatever] no matter what the occasion. 🙂 I’m not celebrating that we’re now alone and miss our children, but that our children are grown, thriving, and also missing us (at least a little bit, I hope!), even if they have been scattered on the winds of the world. And, wonder of wonders, we do have our son Daniel and his family close by us in GR. How cool is that?! God is good. Life is good. May we celebrate rainbows in the mist and light in the darkness, whether it’s a honeymoon to begin again or an eclipse of the moon in our lives. “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee” (Psalm 119:62). (The first 3 pictures of the supermoon eclipse last night were taken
by my dear friend, Cory Snoek, and used with her blessing.
She said she didn’t need to be credited, but I think she did!!) 🙂These last 2 were taken by my GR kids. See how cool that is? 🙂