Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wild Poppy

Today I had a moment. A moment to myself. It was 4:00 p.m. Mozart ran out the door and said something about recording a pipe organ. The youngest was at school. The oldest...I never know for sure...but there was a bus schedule up on the computer.

So I did something I've never done before. I sat in the poppies. I pushed my lawn chair up against them and sat down with a book that I've never read before. The sun was still high and I felt a soft warmth from head to toe. Perfect light fell across the page of my book, making it easier for my tired eyes.

I should do this more often. It feels like I'm on a vacation.

Oh the simple joys...that we often forget amidst our busy schedules.

The breeze came up, and soon it became a bit cool. I squirmed a little but the book held me to my chair. I'm reading The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller. The third-graders, at school, are studying her life. She is an intriguing person. And she loved nature. She often speaks of the softness of a rose petal, the smell of the sea, and the brush of the breeze on one's face.

I closed my eyes and felt the caress of the breeze and the sweet smell of Spring.

. . . . . . . . . .

Later in the evening we said good-bye to our 22-year-old son, who is moving to a far away place. He hopes to find a job there and live successfully on his own. My prayers will touch him every day. He is in God's care.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
...your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:9,10


Willow said...

Comforting words for a mother's heart. Do you know Moms In Touch?

Glenda said...

Love your beautiful post today! Sitting in the poppies . . . reading about Helen Keller . . . how inspiring is that?! We all need moments like that to put our lives in perspective.

I know about saying good-bye to sons, and I also know that God's grace is sufficient for such heart-wrenching times. Love your Scripture . . . so full of hope and love!

Dawn said...

Lovely post - I love the mental picture of you sitting in the poppies reading a wonderful book. And I love the thought of her enjoying everything by her other senses.

He's 22 already?? Wow - where's he going?

Your comment about wondering what to wear each morning in our crazy weather is right on the target. When the kids were little, I would foolishly let them talk me into dressing for spring and would end up taking coats to them mid-day!

Susan Skitt said...

What a lovely time outside - such good description - vivid. I will be praying for the changes with your son. What great Scripture to remember in Psalm 139. We are in God's care - yes!

P.S. I'm having a book tour and giveaway on my blog with two guest authors - all are welcome to stop by!

Karen said...

What a lovely moment for yourself...we busy moms need to do that more often...renewal and refreshment...even for wandering said it best..."He is in God's care."...

Becky Wolfe said...

Love the idea of reading amongst the poppies! Beautiful! Spring is springing here and I can sit in the sun outside now too but not for too long.
Prayers for your son on his new journey. Scary for you I'm sure!