I love to sit and watch the rain fall, watch the puddles form, and the pond fill up. I love the rhythm of the rain and all that it offers to the dry land.
That is how quiet time is too. It quenches a thirst that lingers without it. It soothes a weary soul.
Today I am thankful for so many things,
~ for the rain on the driveway
~ for the sun peeking from behind the clouds
~ for hungry chickens each morning
~ for sleepy puppies reluctant to wake
~ for 4 boisterous children too anxious to wake and make noise
~ for a husband willing to work here and there – everywhere
~ for the routine of school, and pouring of truth into little minds
~ for Bible study after breakfast dishes are cleared
~ for a boy of 6 who tells me Bible stories as I sew – and delights in what he remembers, and a momma who gently reminds him of the missing details
~ for cutting firewood on the land for the fires to come
~ for bonfires on cool mornings
~ for sneaking away from this place to another to sew and fill my creative cup that has been running empty for a while now
~ for a visit with family that fills that cup to overflowing – for making memories (and tamales), having fun, and just being together
~ for cold weather coming and the fires we will have to keep it at bay!!
~ for the promise of HIS coming – for Advent and all that this season brings forth