October 27, 2009

sitting in the quiet


When I woke, it was late... and the house was still quiet. It had been a long day... reaching far into the night, and if I had slept until eight, the others would be sleeping longer still. But the aloneness... it was good. The sunlight streamed through the slider and beckoned me outside. The coolness in the air surprised me, and I gathered my coffee and my book and sat... just me, in the air, and still in my pajamas. The book was propped open, and the words lay ready, but my mind sought something else. There were a million thoughts I could think to think. How to make the day better for next year. That I was happy with how hard my kids had worked. How I loved having my family lend their hands to our cause. My mind pushed the busyness away, and words began to work themselves into prayer, but the rustle through the trees shushed me. And so I listened. To the quiet. And I felt Him about me... pushing the me parts away and sharing the He parts that I needed. There I sat... legs folded beneath me... hands folded in my lap... eyes closed, with my face to the sun... and enjoyed the silence. And I breathed Him in... and all that He had to offer on this quiet, still morning that seemed created just for me.

He gives every day... and all we have to do is receive. But oftentimes... life blurs the reception and we keep running. It was gift enough... to sleep long past six. But the keeping me from my own craziness... it was another heaping of His love... and one I couldn't refuse. Tuesdays are for celebrating the little things... the overlooked moments... the simple and the necessary. Unwrap a Tuesday... come along to Chatting at the Sky.

10 comments:

togetherforgood said...

What a precious gift. Rest for your body and refreshment for your soul.

Kat said...

Mmmmmmmmm. His love while basking in the sunny quiet. Quiet is definetly worth unwrapping.

Kelli said...

The epitome of being still!! Your words painted a beautiful picture. I love the gift you've been given! Thanks for sharing!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is just beautiful.

Richella said...

"Life blurs the reception and we keep running." What a good word picture you've painted (as you so often do).

A Little Of This And That said...

Beautiful post. God speaks to us every day. How sad that we're often too loud or too busy to notice. Thanks for the reminder.

Kay said...

Love this... so like Him to give you such a beautiful time in the still of the morning! So beautiful! :)

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I've always thought of silence in two categories: "good" and "bad." The silence you described is very good, indeed. Almost makes me want to get up early on purpose!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Love this peaceful post, Dawn! And I have had too many days of "life blur(ring) the reception and keep on running". So true! Thanks for your insight!

Shelley said...

This was beautiful to read - such a peaceful, reflective and thankful moment in your life. Very inspiring.