Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring pt. 3

I've already posted twice about spring (here and here), so I'm sure I'm over my quota. But I want my kids to know, when they grow up, how happy and slow our life is right now.

I don't ever want to be ungrateful for it.

We have time to stop and smell the flowers. To sit and enjoy the breeze. To bask in the sunshine. Most people go to great lengths to carve out this kind of "slow" in their lives: secluded cabins or far-away beaches, a weekend getaway or Saturday oasis. I am so so grateful for this season of my life.

We have the opportunity and routine of experiencing it every day. We say "no" to the things that would keep us cooped up inside, and drop "good" things in favor of the "better." I can feel God out here, am I surrounded by his earth and the people I love.

I love the late afternoon light., as it softly filters through my tree or makes my tulips "glow."

I took a little video of the breeze gently swaying our tree, trying to capture part of the peace and joy I feel at this moment. This little friend of mine is sitting next to me on the porch, jabbering away.

It reminds me of the line from "How Great Thou Art": I hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze. I love this rendition by Carrie Underwood. We watched it in Montana with Ben's grandparents who are no longer with us, so it has a soft spot in my heart.

1 comment:

  1. Good point, Ashley. I should be more grateful for this "slow" season in life and not try to busy myself with unimportant things, just because I can. Your trip to Las Vegas also looks like it was a lot of fun. Cute family!!