I've heard a lot about how high depression is here in the winter. They have special things here called "happy lights" that you can sit under that apparently boost your mood. On Tuesday when we went to the pool, I asked if one had to wait till the winter to use these lights. The "summer" here has been hard for me. I keep waiting for it to come. Finally, last Wednesday, I stopped being angry about it, I stopped fighting it, and I just accepted it. This is what you get. 50's...and if we're lucky we'll get in the 60's. However, I have found a secret that is keeping me sane. If you find a spot where the wind is blocked, you can actually feel the sun warming your skin. I have been able to take my coat off a few times...until the wind chases direction, that is.
Anyway, it's amazing that God knew what a challenge this would be for me, and has provided in the midst of it. Six weeks ago, we found out that we had to go to our annual conference in Greece. Being the pessimist I am, I refused to believe that it would actually come to pass...but here we are, waiting in the terminal in Paris for our flight. In the grand scheme of things, weather is an insignificant detail, and it shouldn't matter to me, but at this point in my life, I feel like this is a special gift from God to get us through a rather difficult season of life. Again, I'm humbled by God's faithfulness, grace, mercy, and love. Athens, here we come!