Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2 of Getting my Eucharisteo On

Last night I did something that I never do. I stayed up to get some writing done. And I sat at my dining room table, full of crayons, markers, papers, stickers, and empty Diet Coke cans. And I looked out my windows and saw the floral shop across the street and the storefront church and the little Greek restaurant. I watched the street light turn from green to yellow to red and back to green again. And I remembered how much I love my home, and how much I love my city.

And this morning I woke up and was able to see that same night sky, but the sun began to break through, a crack through the darkness. And a gentle reminder for my weary soul. For the weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).

006 - A sister who will drive out of her way after working a 12 hour shift to bring you a gallon of milk and a 20 oz bottle of Coke Zero so you can finish your work and your husband who has to get up at 4:45 in the morning doesn't have to stop on his way home from class at 10 pm (phew!)

007 - A morning at a friend's house feeling heard and being seen.

008 - Impromptu living room picnics with $1.99 Happy Meals and yet another showing of the Secret of the Wings (will I be writing about this movie every day in November?)

009 - Breaks in the day for getting caught up on what needs to be done

010 - An evening alone at the gym


7 comments:

  1. There is so much to be happy hearted about...even when we are hurting. Ah, $1.99 Happy Meals. Just makes a child so giddy.

    Big hug. Hey, I am having cream in my tea. You rubbed off on me. I.am.addicted.

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    1. Awe, so glad. Miss you lady. This is giving me a good kick in the pants!

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  2. Thankfulness. In the midst of having a weary soul. Beautiful to me today (well.. and any day).

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    1. I love how I month of thankfulness in November prepares my heart for Advent.

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  3. Wonderful gifts, I felt like I was with you at your kitchen table in Chicago. You're a lovely soul lady.

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    1. I can't wait for the day you are sitting at this table with me!

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  4. #9 - this is a priceless one!!!

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