While I am impatiently waiting for Tess to edit the photos from Steve’s big birthday bash (yesterday’s wonderful shots were from our dear friend, Joe Earwicker), I shall list my current thoughts in random order.
- I have a tree in my back yard that is just now bringing forth a profuse abundance of gorgeous, white flowers. This tree has a peak blooming time of about 20 minutes. It seems like it goes from stunning white to simple green overnight, but I tell you it gives a good show while it’s bloomin!
- Steve has decided not to go through with the clinical research trial. The decision was made for a lot of good reasons and it was made by him, but with our full support.
- Turns out, I had been saving a lot of my processing (not in love with that word, really) for the time when we would be in Portland for clinicals. I guess I had viewed it as my chance for regaining emotional equilibrium by having long hours of uninterrupted thoughts. This quote by a brilliant philosopher best states my need for time like this: “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”-Winnie the Pooh
- I only began to realize the truth of #3 on Sunday, when I wasn’t packing to go to Portland and I felt sadness settling in so heavy I could hardly breathe and couldn’t figure out why.
- Today, I figured it out (thanks, Lila!) and that’s when we made the brilliant decision to go to the beach next week. During that week, I won’t be checking email or blogging. I’m just going to regroup and let His grace sink into the deep places again. I’m also going to lean over some bridge rails. I am very excited. But I will miss you. Sniff.
- In other news entirely: if you have thirty minutes to kill today cleaning or walking or counting your shot glass collection, you should let this sermon be your sound track. It’s remarkable.
- Still more random: I saw a church discipleship class today called “Journey to Belong” and it made me wonder – should belonging be a journey?
- This one is a freebie, so I can have a list of ten.
- My friend, Karen, sent me this recipe a bunch of months ago and I finally made it and it was divine. Dee. Vine!
- Still no photos from Tess. Maybe tomorrow.