Friday, April 12, 2013

life is like a box of chocolates.

"life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" forest gump

i don't think i quite understood these words as a young child. i got the chocolate part, but not the other stuff. 

i see this gap even with the students i teach today. i have to gently remind them,
"yes, you are right. this is not fair. life is not fair." 

i wonder what age i started to understand that life is a roller coaster and that i am not entitled to anything. maybe it was in high school when i thought: why does she get to receive straight "a's" and never puts an hour in of studying. or maybe when i started to think, why are some people sick while others are healthy? & maybe it was when i went on my first missions trip and realized that over half the world is truly hurting. 
life just isn't fair. 


so alas, i have come to the conclusion. life is not fair. you don't know what is going to happen. totally confusing. yet, i am thankful for the blessings i receive each day from God. those blessings that i so do not deserve, but he graciously pours down on me. i am so thankful to serve a God who is just & "abounding in love and faithfulness" (psalm 85:15). 


so it's the moments that you find yourself enjoying life that are so special and worth capturing. these special times that are often taken for granted. those really yummy dark chocolates with the creme inside.

caleb and i found ourselves in the squares of savannah on our last day of our mini-getaway. and boy was it fun! we got to see the square where forest gump did sit and where he realized, life just isn't fair. 

this city is beautiful. locals call it a sister city to charleston. i can't really decide which one i like better :)

i would be happy to visit both again soon...though... really soon. 

^^ we saw pirates on our trolley tour

^^^ paula dean, anyone? lady and sons restuarant :)
three floors to the place & completely packed.

^^^ forest gump moment. 

^^^ beautiful squares of savannah 

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