Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Savoring Summer...

savoring summer days
morning sanctuary time 
journaling with God on my porch
kids still asleep inside

savoring summer days
afternoon lunch with a friend
concerts on the hub lawn
frozen yogurt with toppings

savoring summer days
evening poolside dinners
a glass of wine on the patio
fireflies dancing at dusk

but mostly...
savoring summer days
of watching her play
    of watching her create
she's still savoring the days 
in the magical land of Terebithia
but there are days...
    when twelve wants to take a leap 
    and cross the waters, 
       leaving childhood and summer days behind.

-drove over the mountain to drop off number one at college the other day.  listening to Ingrid Michaelson's Highway and regret letting her go.  so missing those summer days.   ...savoring today.

-The Best Day, Taylor Swift

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three is a magic number....

finished day three
of week three
of C25k
jogging three minutes!
and I'm brought back to schoolhouse rock
and it simply 
just makes me smile

thank you
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

for calling on mother nature
   to bring the perfect combination
   of sunshine, breezes, and gentle rain

for aligning the 
   sun, moon, and stars
   to keep me motivated
for encouraging me 
   to run and not grow weary
      walk and not be faint
         to soar on wings like eagles 

- Three is a Magic Number,  Schoolhouse Rock