Friday, February 25, 2011

What to do? What to do?

So I'm sitting here on yet another snow day for my kids wondering what to do. To be honest my first inclination is to lay in bed all day on this computer and watch tv. That would pass the time and require next to no energy. I am getting old, ya know? Wasting away with this time just sitting around.

How much fun is that? How productive is it? Why can't I get motivated to live?

The sun is shining so bright today, setting of sparks of color from every flake of snow. But I don't really know it, see it. The light is coming through drawn curtains. Why are the curtains drawn? It is a beautiful day and the light falls on surfaces whispering to me, "come alive."

The bedroom door is half open with the sound of the dishwasher and a movie flooding in. I hear my oldest talking on the phone. I wonder if I hollered "let's go outside" if they'd drop everything to get ready?

But do I really want to do that? I go downstairs to make my 2nd cup of coffee. I notice how dark the living room is so I go down and open the curtains. Awww, there. More light for today. As I come upstairs I notice I shut my bedroom door behind me, keeping out all the noise of the day. Before I sit I turn to open it back up.

I hear my youngest laughing with his brother as if to say, "it's time to play." My oldest is on youtube and the song she is playing...I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me and I start to think...

It's time to go meet God here. Right here in this place. He is all around. Everything is God beautiful. And it's time to play.

1 comment:

Vicki said...


I am praying still for you and your husband and your daughter! Sometimes it helps just to know someone else cares and is praying, and especially when they have lived through something similar. Our daughter is 27 now, happily married with 3 precious kids. Proof that we made it through those tough times raising her and that God is faithful. I pray the same for your family!
And, I'm also being so blessed by Ann's book! Wow! Counting my blessings, one by one.

Love, in Christ...