07 March 2009

revived...

...that is, my sense of centeredness. D.'s momma is home, resting under the watchful eye of her doting husband. D. & i spent the better part of this fine spring day taming unruly parts of our yard & inhaling the glorious scent of purple hyacinth. Baby Girl made it safely to her vacation destination. Big Bro showed his momma the love last night by cooking dinner...spaghetti alfredo (is it impolite to lick my dish???). Little Man is finally up & about fully after an illness that was beginning to worry me.late in the afternoon today i sat in a sunbeam for a few moments of quiet, reading evening prayer. the 'rightness' of it all...the words i was reading, the thoughts that extended for those i hold dear, all the events of the past week (even the more trying events) weighed lightly in that still frame of life. it was as though the slightest of whisper reached my ear telling me all is well. it was a moment of sitting in the lap of God, a moment of freedom~ from care, from worry.it occured to me later this evening (actually just a bit ago), when i was past the hour of my internet lenten fast (no internet before 5pm), that i was already bearing some fruit from this sacrifice. this break was not just a token observance of lent...it was something i truly needed. into the void of my internet surfing time day in and day out, i have discovered spaces of quiet, spaces of rest. time to simply 'be'...& be filled. even before ash wednesday my thoughts were shifting to a more quiet way. now, they are downright peaceful.this internet fasting has been humbling too. thursday afternoon i commented to boyworld that i had not only accomplished all the week's minutia of work, but i had also tackled several long overdue projects too. without a pause they simultaneously reminded me that it was likely due to the fact that i was not "wasting time online!" uh huh. humbling.
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giving way to gratitude...
129. the ordinary beauty of this day wrapped in 70F sunshine
130. the scent of purple hyacinth
131. D.'s momma's healing
132. tired muscles after a good day's work
133. a glass of cool, fresh water
134. sleeping with the window open again
135. boyworld's completion of their 3rd quarter of the school year yesterday!!

4 comments:

Renae said...

How do you do that? Your pictures are so beautiful. Every last one of them.

I need an internet fast, too. I think I'll try that.

Blessings to you!

--renae

qualcosa di bello said...

renae...it is bearing much fruit!

somepinkflowers said...

dear thoughtful one,

first----> i received your card
today
and cried and cried Good Tears.
how ever do you always know
the best thing to write?

well
i guess your words just come
from
your sweet heart...
flying straight
into where
i need it in mine,

:-)

i just looked at this photo
of d's mom
and your girl
and
i smiled and smiled
because i KNOW THEM
and the love you all share!

isn't life grand!

{{ please send them both
a hello from me, BTW,
and healing thoughts
and prayers, too.
you are truly fortunate
to be so surrounded.
but you know that }}

more later,
soon,
bb

PS--you have never
WASTED time online.
never
ever
wasted...

casalba said...

Catching up on your news and what great news it is. So pleased that D's mum and your son are better. (What a lovely comment from "Some Pink Flowers".)