The pendulum of life and luck swings methodically throughout time. Certain moments in life are nothing but trials and tribulation, one challenge after the other and sometimes it's difficult to see the positive in anything. Other moments are amazing, full of happiness, care-free and easy-going.
I don't believe in God, or really, the type of God modern Christianity preaches about - the almighty being that controls everything at their whim and based on The Grand Plan. I don't believe that good things happen to people as a reward or bad things happen as punishment. But, I do see life patterns. The highs and lows, the happy and sad, the easy and difficult. The rise and recession of the tide. The Yin and Yang. There will always be dark periods in our lives and there will always be moments of joy.
Our family has had it's fair share of both. We've been through some terrible times, some of them lasting months to years. And we've also had our lucky streaks that have lasted months as well. I don't think we have control over those moments, we can't make the untroubled times happen more often. It is what it is, and we're just on the ride and going with the flow. A lot of the good stuff in life is matter of luck.
In three weeks, we may come across some luck that is too good to be true. I try not to think about it as it's a rumor and uncertain. Most things in life that are too good to be true are just that. But if it's true and solid, it will be life changing for our family.
I am hoping and wishing harder than I ever have that this happens without any strings attached.