27 July 2010

tuesday, unwrapped.

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morning breaks, and i’m heavy lidded, still trying to keep watch for miracles that feel so late in coming. but my daughter pirouettes by in a corduroy skirt, and i find that even here, in my patient impatience, i reside in a life glutted with joy.

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joy for just-born babies. tomatoes that burgeon and blush in spite of me. frisbee games with my oldest. (and his consoling smile and beautiful absence of gloating when he trounces me, twenty-one to eleven.)

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there are the joys of honeyed cornbread, water in the tap, friends who take you along to the pool. books and hot chocolate in the post, cotton sheets scented with dew and wind. tylenol. absolution. a God who promises to father the fatherless.

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in the end, He always shows up.

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and in the meantime, there’s so very much to dance for.

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more joy at emily's.

30 comments:

linda said...

Excellent.
the photos are super, motion in motion.
love it.

emily said...

bravo, bravo, bravo! Love it all, every beautiful word.

Wendy said...

So beautiful... you are a truth teller.
Hoping you have a beautiful day dancing for joy!

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

the blur on some of these is so dreamy - wonderful dance... I love!

JoAnn said...

my tomatoes grow in spite of me too. Beautiful. A post that is truly "glutted with joy". I love this.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

I always love you photos but these would have to be some of my favorites!

lulu and family said...

yes, so many reasons to dance...in the waiting.

The Frat Pack + Me said...

simply stunning!

dawn said...

Every bit of this makes me happy. Well done.

deb said...

just letting out my breath,
thank you .

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You slay me.

emily wierenga said...

the pictures tango with your words... i anticipate every post you write. and hope you might join me for imperfect prose on thursdays?

Nancy said...

Anyone who erases the line between genius and insanity is someone I want to follow. Found you on Chatting at the Sky. Looking forward to reading more.

Southern Gal said...

Those pictures with those words are perfection.

Farmgirl Paints said...

oh i love this...a life glutted with joy! sure indeed...thank you:)

amanda said...

*a life glutted with joy*

this is perfection. and if you don't mind, i think i'll have to pass that thought along!

patty said...

i love your images, and your perspective... beautiful. your words.. perfect. :)

Steph said...

my fb status yesterday was that I was tahankful for a God that promised to be a father to the fatherless...great minds think alike. I can't wait to hear the next adoption process update. :)

Blessings my friend.

the lady of the house said...

"...a God who promises to father the fatherless. ... in the end, He always shows up."

this took my breath away.

thank you for sharing, hon.

The Lady of the House

suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter said...

this is beautiful! so glad i stopped by:)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Love this post. The photos are wonderful. Thanks for reminding me of the good things I'm surrounded by.

adornedlife said...

enjoyed taking in the beauty of your images and words.

Anonymous said...

'in the end, He always shows up'- i NEEDED to hear those words this morning...thank you my friend. (nina)

Emily Young said...

I love your photos and your writing, especially the phrase "books and hot chocolate in the post, cotton sheets scented with dew and wind." There is so much joy in this post - thanks for sharing it with us.

adornedlife said...

enjoyed taking in the beauty of your images and words.

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

the blur on some of these is so dreamy - wonderful dance... I love!

the lady of the house said...

"...a God who promises to father the fatherless. ... in the end, He always shows up."

this took my breath away.

thank you for sharing, hon.

The Lady of the House

amanda said...

*a life glutted with joy*

this is perfection. and if you don't mind, i think i'll have to pass that thought along!

Nancy said...

Anyone who erases the line between genius and insanity is someone I want to follow. Found you on Chatting at the Sky. Looking forward to reading more.

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspo said...

I always love you photos but these would have to be some of my favorites!