I raked away winter leaves and shoveled holes for one yellow, one pink-coral peoy and 2 yellow forsethia. I never liked yellow growing up, but a fondness has grown for it in the last 15 years.
I painted my thinking room metropolitan grey. I don’t have file cabinets, so it can’t be an office – and a room needs at least 2 walls of bookcases to be called a library – so I call the room where my grandmother’s dining room table has become a library table and two chairs that pre-date me – with an ottoman – it’s a quiet place to write, to read – and just tothink, to be.
I need some time to be this week.
Don’t know why, but I just do.
Because sometimes like a fresh, spring shower – life just needs slowly soak into my soul.
I want to soak each drop of these blessings falling like a spring rain.
My second son announced his engagement to a lovely young woman. She’s come into our family with such grace. I’ve prayed since the boys were born that our sons’ wives would have a heart for our family. She does. We are so blessed.
My heart’s still rummaging through the memories of last week and my post “Miracle Grow for the Soul” – where I mention a challenge. In the on-set of the challenge revealed, I could have just collapsed like deck of cards. For about 10 minutes I wanted to. Then I gave it to God – and He led me through step-by-step through what was one of those WOW mothering moments. I want to let it soak in, those moments, the messages, the love, the grace, the reveal.
My scardy cat, Cleo – is frightened of everything except Sadie, our 1 year-old golden retriever. Sadie is only scared of Cleo. Despite our cat-dog drama, I love cats. They know all the best places to nap – and to just be – and I’m taking a lesson from Cleo.
This week – I’m going to just be – in the daily, with my family, straightening my thinking room – and be with God, just let all this seep in, kind of like what the Tennessee red clay needs after buckets and buckets of rain – time to just absorb. Please stop by Miracle Grow for the Soul – and read where my a part of my heart lingers this week.
“Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest” (Mark 6:31).