I spent the week watching
Watching the pattern I've dreamt of for the past few weeks finally appear
my laundry room floor slowly came to life
one tile at a time
my once painted walls transformed right before my eyes....
I now see new walls
sporting a strong coat of armor...
white shiny subway tile
put together like a puzzle
by an artisan
who has definitely mastered his craft!
I'm fairly certain I thanked him with each tile he placed
I clapped from my perch
sitting on the staircase
looking through the spindles
eager to see
it unfold before me.
The beauty of watching
is what you learn in being still.
In my stillness I was able to appreciate the talents of others
how each one of us brings our many different talents we are blessed with to share with others
I didn't see just tile looking oh so gorgeous on walls or a floor to a laundry room
I saw a strong coat of armor that is resilient
ready for messy times
it's ready for loads of whatever life deals us..
and it may chip and the grout will age
but with love, care, faith
it's going to last.
I watched the weather change before my eyes
winter is teasing fall
this weekend it will feel more like winter then fall
watching my 6 year old son walking out of school with the most enormous pumpkin
grinning from ear to ear
holding on with all his might not to drop
the most enormous pumpkin a 6 year old could possibly carry
I clapped for him in my drivers seat
I rolled down the windows to shout my words of motherly encouragement
I watched his grin get bigger
I watched his little arms raise the pumpkin higher
I saw his strong coat armor carry that pumpkin to the car
laugh in relief when sweet Ms. K came to assist the last little lift safely into the car
I saw Fall
a cozy night
tucked in with my loved ones
to welcome the official first cup of hot chocolate season
to watch the leaves in all their glory swirl around the yard.
Wishing You a weekend of watching, appreciating, loving the ones around you
to marvel at their talents
to appreciate what they do.
happy Weekend to all of you...
my amazing, talented, strong friends!