Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Days like yesterday and today where I long to be back to my old self physically cause me to slow down and take in the moments around me. After reading SouleMama's reflections about the little details and moments in a day, I started thinking about slowing down in a new manner. Maybe its good for me right now to not have a choice to slow down..I am noticing a lot more than I would have~

:: The twinkle in Hannah's eye when she gets it when doing a new math concept. If I miss out on that what am I schooling at home for? They can learn away from me just as well as by my side...It's the relationship...that's what it's all about.

:: new shoots of spring coming up all around our farm...Rhubarb leaves unfurling, bluebells poking through, gladiola and tiger lillies more than I can count, and the Peonies are poking through...the peonies!! How I love their fluffy heads so dark red and deep glossy leaves.

tiger lily

:: hearing the birds singing their "come Spring" song...sing louder birds, sing louder. Busyness would have blocked out their sweet melody.

:: the caring in Tessa's eyes as she hands me a plate of salad made just for me. sweetness

:: snuggling with a large golden lab in a warm bed and later listening to Hannah read from her story Bible to Sophie and myself before bed. ahhhh the memories...

:: looking through my old blog and remembering all of our life at the old house and some family pets that are no longer with us, shananigans kids have done, Christmases past, and neighborhood friends. some memories are bittersweet too, time heals though...
We laughed and remembered and sighed a little too.

*edited to add: A dear friend and I had a discussion about time healing wounds...For those of you who know me personally, you know that I find my healing in Christ. I do believe that God brings situations in His timeframe that can help with the healing that He is doing.

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8

:: found our old menu plan on that blog that I thought was lost forever...YUM.

Here's to another day to take in the moments around me and let their memories buffer me through the more busy, hectic times...

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