Thursday, April 14, 2011

Home and Home, random reflections

Strange how we can have two homes. I find this comforting because if I can have two homes here on earth then maybe I can find a way to feel a little of home on this planet while always knowing my real home is yet to come. 
I feel so very blessed as I prepare this home for my absence and get ready to travel "home" to see many of you. So many can't even claim one home and I feel as though I have known many. 
I walk around my yard giving my plants one last good drink, on this warm Spring day. I am so grateful for what I have here, I pray for each lady in the bible study I started a few months ago, and that they did not want to take a break while I am gone, but have become so reliant on the time of fellowship and prayer we have they didn't want to stop, blessings! They will make coming back here so much easier, when leaving many of the people I love in Seattle might have been hard. 

Brian took these pictures the other day, he was spontaneously inspired by the "flowers" sprouting in our backyard he went out and started creating these works of art out of His works of art. (Even if they are truly weeds!) I do love my wonderful husband, I have been more blessed by him than any other, and I thank God for him daily. I love that he has these spouts of artistic in him, that he is capable of anything he sets his mind to, that he has started taking such pride in this little plot of land that is ours, that he always provides the logic I lack, that he knows what I need long before I know myself, he can read my emotions much better than I can, that he is the only person on the planet I can think of that I would want in the labor and delivery with me. That he is the only person I want to see when I have had a bad day. And even that he already knows how to change a diaper and isn't hesitant to do so, (thanks Mother-in-law!) how lucky am I!

As you read we just had our 6th Anniversary which makes me think over these things i love about him. But I also went though and read through the cards we received at our wedding from many of you. I am so blessed by them, by the marriage wishes you all sent those 6 years ago, and I look back and see how many of them have already come true. At who we were then and how far we have come, at the amazing hand God had on our lives leading up to that day, and how much I can see of that same leading and blessing hand in the 6 years since then. He never leaves us or forsakes us. I can truly look back and be as thankful for the hard times as the easy ones for what they have brought us in these years, and where we are because of them. 

I planted a garden this year for the first time and I have been so blessed by it even now. I am not growing milk, but am using them as small greenhouses to help the seedlings take hold. I kept meaning to post my gardening adventures but my pride help me back, I have failed at this endeavorer so many times I kept thinking I will wait to see if its going to grow before I make my failure public. Shame on me. 

I think I have deiced gardening is one of the best lessons in patiences, of which I need always! But sure enough these little seeds have started to sprout, and its a joy to see how they change day to day. I am reminded of so many lessons from the scripture in regards to growing, and many of them have take on such new meaning for me as i live this out by growing myself. 
He is faithful
His timing is perfect and not ours! (or the seed packets!)
We must be faithful in what He has asked of us

Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mothers womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your  hands be idle. for you do not know which will succeed, weather this or that, or weather both will do equally well.

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