Thursday, May 7, 2015

A weekend Off

Bright sunshine greets the day. 

New babies. 
It's finally arrived. 
The landscape a virtual palette; changing in moments. 
A gorgeous weekend. 
A gift. 
One in which we had off. 
Technically we have every other weekend off. 
Lately, each "weekend off," has been full. 
College visits, travelling. 
Farm issues. 
But not this weekend. 
This weekend was a treasure. 
My farmer stayed close by. 
Trimming bushes. 
Raking the lawn. 
Cutting down trees. 

Beginning to take care of this beautiful place we call home. 
I brought him iced tea to drink. 
We chatted. 
We sat together in front of a bonfire. 

We picnicked together out on the rock enjoying the beautiful view. 

It was glorious and I am so grateful. 
These weekends "off" are a treasure. 
The pace seemed slower. 
The tension lifted. 
The financial stress pushed aside. 
The glaring imminent pressure for equipment to be ready, placed on hold. 
A glorious gift and sacrifice for my farmer. 
This little boost was much needed. 
We ended the weekend visiting friends and sharing a meal together. 

I Thessolonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Developing eyes to see the beauty takes time. 
Marriage is hard work. 
Life is hard work. 
Holding on to Jesus every moment is hard work. 
Yet, as this work continues, grace abounds. 
And moments like this weekend happen. 
Eyes wide open. 
Seeing the grace. 
Appreciating the moment. 
As Spring continues to have it's affect on this beautiful landscape. 
I pray that you too will see the potential in each bud. 
There is hope. 

Isaiah 43:19
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? 
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

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