It is a truth universally accepted that beauty and pain coexist… Sometimes pain making life all that more beautiful. Seeing beauty in and through the difficult circumstances of life can sometimes be a challenge. This morning my husband and I were talking about how sad and utterly lost the disciples must have felt waking up on Saturday morning after the crucifixion. They had spent three years following Jesus…believing in His message…changing their lives… Only to wake up to the sad reality that He was dead. It is in this, their lowest point, that my heart connects with them so well. Sometimes we spend time planning, following, dreaming, imagining the beauty that could be only to have the pain of life and circumstances seemingly take those beautiful ideas away. Oh, but there is a Sunday morning. I am learning…just as those disciples did so long ago… That even in our pain, there is beauty. I am so thankful for the good and the bad of the past few years, and I’m praying that the hard parts of this life never stop me from seeing its beauty too. Love you all.