| One of 100 white origami cranes we folded for the blessing of Taylor and Aya's marriage|
photo by Christina Donnelly
This morning, as I was on my morning run with my hubby, we stopped at the top of the mountain, and sat on the ledge overlooking a lake. We decided to take a few moments to say a prayer, as we had many worries on our minds.
One of our dearest friends has lost both her mother and younger sister in the past two weeks.
Our sweet friend Anita still lies in a hospital bed (four months now), after a heart transplant.
My stepfather, and yet another friend, both await biopsy results.
So much to pray about today, and my heart was heavy.
As I sat in prayer, envisioning white light around my loved ones, Troy nudged me and told me to open my eyes. A beautiful white crane was soaring over the lake. In Japanese culture, as my daughter-in-law Aya has taught me, white cranes are a symbol of hope and good health. Aya and I have folded white origami cranes as a form of prayer.
I saw that majestic white crane, and knew that I could let go of fear and worry. Someone bigger than me, and much more intelligent than me, has got this thing called creation all figured out. Every once in a while, when I’m paying attention, the message is there.
Today it was written across the sky: All Will Be Well.