Thought I would add a wee entry as shortly my daughter and I are going to visit family and friends in N.I. and as summer arrives I wonder how others feel about it?
Summer is not my favourite season! I am not sure why, whether it is due to my celtic roots and thus fair skin that I shrink from the scorching sun or is it due to the pressure to look like a 'yummy mummy' that makes me want to stay in my winter woolies rather than expose my adipose tissue (medical term for fat) to the summer rays? Either way I find it a bit of a struggle and during the summer holidays I miss the routine of the rest of the year.
My memories of being depressed in the summer are even worse. It felt as if even the weather had ganged up against me and as the sun shone it was as though it goaded me that life was bright for all others. Yet I am reminded of those words in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that it is not and that in fact there is a 'time for everything and a season for every activity' v 1. Including 'a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance' v4.
If while reading this your life is in a sad season please remember you are not alone and that there are others around who share it with you and even if you feel that God has 'left your building' please remember that Deut 31:6 promises that God does not abandon his children and thus will stick around whatever the weather!