To Read on the Journey

Monday, April 4, 2011

to behold one more moment

"The listing of One Thousand Gifts 
has me always on the hunt for one more
and one more
-to behold one more moment 
pregnant with wonder."
Ann Voskamp

#54. lavender colored wild flowers framing the drive way.

#59.  josie crawls up on my lap at piano lessons- we rock together in the rocking chair as emilie and cathy (teacher) play.  josie whispers, "i need some love." (me too, josie).

#62. has God purposely slowed down my life so that my soul could realize it is full?  i would have been too busy had i been working/mothering/managing home/doing outside ministry- too full of busy, of needing to feel significant to give thanks for every little gift.  slowed down i have needed every. single. blessing. to satisfy.  and so i've looked.  looked and found.  "seek first" and found EVERYTHING that has been added to me-soul filling. Thank you God. 

#70. cyndi- beautiful. beaming. here. 

#73. emilie flying a kite. she looks like a little girl again running with the kite. 

#74. an "early day," before michael leaves for work- he places his hand on my sleeping head and prays over me silently. kisses me. walks out of the bedroom and we whisper "Jesus" to each other.  

#80. noah finds me, kisses me. "what's that for?" i ask.   "for your mouth," he replies.

#83. brushing josie's hair, then counting and matching our freckles which mirror each other. 
God's mystery.    

#117. relaxing on the back porch with my mom (who visited for 3 days); enjoying the cool spring air, green hills, and the children playing together. 

#125. For a nice 3 day visit with my mom: watching her delight in the kids, church followed by a fun breakfast outing, seeing her cuddle with and play "just dance" with josie.  my heart removing a few bricks from the wall i've built between us; allowing grace to fill the space between us bit by bit.

What are you thankful for today? 


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh what beautiful photos! #59... so sweet. Time to slow down is such a gift! Yay for mom visits! Relaxing on the porch with your mom sounds wonderful! Great list! :)

Kristen said...

lovely, joyful.

i am jealous of all the green and the sunshine... send some to idaho. i am really ready for less rain/more sun but 'tis the season of rain so everything will get green.

i am thankful for your wonderful visit with your mom... yeah!

Simply Sara said...

#74. my heart nearly stopped. love.

#125. so. so. happy!!!

love you friend.