Wednesday, February 12, 2014

when a busybody is stuck at home...

i am not one to sit still.  to be idle.  
i like to feel productive.  to get things accomplished. 

to see the product of my hands at work.

which makes the current weather conditions tricky. 

i cleaned my house spic and span four days ago.
three closets were re-organized Saturday.
and every stitch of laundry is washed, dried, folded and put away.

which leaves me twiddling my thumbs today.

until i recognized the holy in the midst of all the toys on the floor. 

the whisper in my heart told me that this moment of respite is a gift from the Giver of all things good.
grace undeserved to hunker down from the winter weather and huddle up with my family warm and cozy.

these moments are few and far between.

most days, i feel we are shuffling from one thing to the next.  barely keeping our heads above water.

and yet, in the midst of all the busyness, we have been graced with time. 
time to rest.  time to renew.  time to reconnect. 

i don't dare take this time for granted.  or rush it away.  for these were moments we never expected.  these are gifts we did not expect. 

i am cherishing all of these moments in my heart.  so that when life resumes to normal pace, i can reflect on the memories made smack dab in the middle of ordinary.

and he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”  ~exodus 33:14 


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