Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Our Turn. by (me!) sandra, tvgp

on multiple occasions i have the same remembrance:

my children are age 2 and 4 years old; around that busy time

and i am at a mom-friends house who also has young busy ones.   she is on the phone with her retired father in law, listening to him; rolling her eyes..  making sure i can see how restless she is.. anxious to conclude the conversation. when she finally hangs up,  immediately she says to me

"he is oooing and awwing over a stupid squirrel on his tree!  who has time to watch a squirrel?!?"

and she is having her pant leg tugged on by one of her toddlers "im hungie mommy"

and im not sure why the experience locked into my memory the way it did; but it did.

fast forward 20 years, give or take a few..

and robert and i can spend minutes upon minutes staring out our kitchen window when we pour our morning coffees..

"baby... look at those yellow bellies on those cute birds..  "

"honey.. go get your camera.. look how sweet.. we have ducks visiting"

"oh my goodnes..  look at the love doves.."

"baby..  baby...  hummingbird!  they're back! "

"too cute..  look at those birds, the way they landed on our flag pole... "

and we oooh and awww over every new bud that bloomed, new leaves on the ginkgo, how the plants are thriving...    stare and try to identify, by size/shape, much more than by name, how many different birds take turns eating from the seed bells we hang within view.

we are very happy.  full of joy and genuinely delight in just getting to observe nature.

but i also remember when i was too busy for such things.

   seasons of life i suppose...

but i really like this one!  our due season...   Galatians 6:9

it is continuing write through the current pandemic.

praise and thank God! we wake up praising and thanking God..    amen!


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