Saturday, November 7, 2009

gratitude-through the ugliness

Not the prettiest bunch of flowers but still special and very beautiful to me.
Six year old boy lovingly hand picked them, filled jar and left them on the kitchen window sill for my eyes to see and know beauty and his love.
These small but so significant moments are reminders to me of the beauty in the everyday, the overwhelming, even the ugly. Though I feel as if there has been alot of the ugly around here the last few months there has also been an incredible amount of beauty in many shades and colours.

Some of the beauty around here :

~ children making together happily in back room
~ warm breeze blowing through home
~ banana cake devoured by all
~ oldest boys prayers-'help me treat Mama special and listen to her'
~ homemade cards, heartfelt scribblings
~ the youthfulness that fills (to overflowing) this home
~ family night-fun and food
~ sun and soft sand
~ chatter between two tired travellers
~ her growing frame & knowing eyes
~ his playful face
~ sounds of outside songs reaching inside
~ sparkles in bright eyes when ideas ignite

I stop. to notice. to breathe. to let go. to yield. to give thanks.

5 comments:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Hi Skye,
I'm praying that the times will become easier for you.

Your flowers are beautiful!

Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Jillian

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

I have an award waiting for you on my blog. ☺
Blessings,
Jillian

Kerrie said...

Hello Skye, nice to see you back here. Beautiful post, so true.
Thanks for the delightful cake too.xx

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