{for these moments}

24 Oct

Right now I am:

  • knowing every season has its ebb and flow
  • saying good bye to the bountiful tomato plants.  We have had a few unsuccessful gardens in years past, this was the first time we ever got any fruit
  • quite convinced it was because my retired next door neighbor brought me all of my tomato plants this year, and those plants gave us a way to get to know each other over the fence
  • letting the garden rest until next year
  • wondering what else needs to rest
  • pondering green salsa with all the green beauties hiding among the leaves
  • amazed Eva turned 14 months old
  • equally amazed she has given up the last nursing session she was hanging onto
  • cherishing her dance moves at the wedding reception we attended this weekend
  • smiling at Ella’s thrill of being the line leader at preschool this morning
  • and her thrill at being my helper to block her dress  – she wanted to make sure was done to be said line leader today (finished pictures this week)
  • amazed at how distracted two girls can be trying to get out of the house in the morning
  • finding myself a little weepy this weekend
  • hoping for a little clarity & perspective this upcoming week
  • trusting every season has its ebb and flow
  • and that all is right because all is grace

For these moments, these pauses, the grace of God in the moment, I am so thankful.

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7 Responses to “{for these moments}”

  1. Kelly October 24, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    the ebb and flow of seasons- life, nature, mothering- really enjoyed your list today- it resonated. blessings from Uganda

    • theladybird October 25, 2011 at 9:12 am #

      Thank you, Kelly. Blessings to you, too!

  2. Maria Rose October 24, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Beautiful list.

  3. wordplayhouse® October 24, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Lovely and thoughtful gratitudes in this season of change, endings, good-byes and new beginnings.

  4. kelli- http://www.AdventurezInChildRearing.com October 24, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    it is true – all is grace!

    • theladybird October 25, 2011 at 9:13 am #

      I am still desperately trying to learn to remember all is grace in the moment. Thank you for taking a moment to reply.

  5. Ellen October 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Ebb & flow…yes, definitely. Hope that God has helped you through whatever your weepy moments were.

    So you’re a Lark Rise fan as well? We’ll be starting Season 4 when I pick the dvds up from our library this weekend. Can’t wait. Yes, we love lots of BBC things (much better imo than American television). Cranford and Little Dorrit were wonderful. A little caution with Little Dorrit for younger children though. Then of course there’s the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice!

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