Thursday, May 26, 2011

Reflect...Take Notice...Be Still


Me and our daughter Michelle on Mother's Day.

Much of what is sacred is hidden in the ordinary, everyday moments of our lives. To see something of the sacred in those moments takes slowing down so we can live our lives more reflectively. ~Ken Gire

Many times I have to stop and reflect on God's blessings in my life, there are so many. My family is one of the most huge blessings ever.

Lately I've been so blessed to enjoy the countryside here where we recently moved. It's like going back in time for me and there are evenings as I walk on our property and I see God's greatness and handiwork in the sweet solitude, I have to throw my hands up and praise Him for what He has done!

Before you think oh she is so spoiled please know, our home here isn't finished, closets are filled with tools as my hubby is working on our old home for resale still working on this one in between times. Things I took for granted in the city, now are things we say prayers over...our water well, our ill septic system, etc. But through the little inconveniences and the newness but yet wonderful familiarity I appreciate the beauty and solitude here so very much. It gives me time to think and appreciate and it really puts things in perspective...

The beauty of the little town and the elderly people there as I watch widows and widowers with such sweet hearts and such great attitudes on life as I notice them at the store shopping for the necessities of life slowly pushing their carts...But very quick to give me a loving smile...Oh how I love that!

Many days it's the whir of my sewing machine, the delight in creating my own clothing while listening to sweet music, lately the soundtrack to The Best Years of Our Lives (1948)...

Many a blessed evening it's the laughter of our four daughters...Watching Hubs on his old tractor...Knowing that the years of homeschooling has been and is a privilege and never ever to be taken for granted...

Watching the clouds go by in the evening...

Our four doglets and their sweet smiles, yes our dogs do smile...They are perfect examples of unconditional love...

Perhaps these are the best years of our lives if we will allow them to be and shun the busyness of Babylon...It's funny, sometimes people will look at me so very seriously and ask this gal...

"How do you like it there?"

I smile...and tell them how I do like it very much...

The only regret that I have is that I ever left here in the first place. Perhaps I'm a little older and a wee bit wiser now...

Be still and know that He is God.

Blessings to All, may we lift our country up in prayers.

Until the next time... ~Amelia

2 comments:

Mary R. said...

What a nice post, Amelia! Glad to see you posting again.

WinkAtTheCabDriver said...

Just lovely! My heart is sighing. :)

Love you! :)