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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Simple Joys – An Awakening

She rises slowly. The morning sunlight has just begun to filter through the blinds in the bedroom window...

blinds

Sleep filled baby blues are rubbed with small fists as she balances on her knees...

One eye peeps open...but the cool sheets beckon once again...

Five more minutes of snuggles...then the process repeats itself...several times...as she prepares to welcome this new day in the 69th week of her life...

Nanna watches these sweet encores through eyes that are barely open...hoping for a few minutes more under the covers...but enjoying this early morning performance...

Both of the baby grand’s eyes blink rapidly, as she glances over at the sentinel beside her...her lips curl into a slight grin...

And she lies down again...

No words spoken...

A minute later she is sitting up once more...staring...and her nanna thinks...

I’ve seen this morning look before...

On the face of her daddy...

She smiles and slowly moves her hand to the sheet on my arm...and YANKS the covers off of me...

I have to laugh...

And her day begins...with rapid chatter...unlimited energy...and total trust that the unfolding hours ahead were created just for her...full of adventure and joy...

Likewise, I need to remember that each morning...as the covers are thrown back...

Today is a new day...a fresh start...brand new mercies...abundant grace for whatever lies ahead...joy in the Lord...and never ending hope...because of Him...

Great is His faithfulness;
His mercies begin afresh each morning.

Lamentations 3:23 NLT

simple joys

with Jan @ Simple Joys in our Life




21 thoughts:

Mildred said...

Happy Tuesday Karen. Enjoy this new day: a gift from Heaven above. May it be filled with joy and peace.

Finally Free said...

Karen,
Trying to remember that today. I have had a tough week, but today is a new day.

Blessings,
Tammy

Just Be Real said...

Needed to read your post this day Karen. Helps! Blessings.

Karen said...

Such a beautiful welcome to a new day!Thank God that we get to see the newness again and again through the eyes of the little ones.

luvmy4sons said...

Beautiful! Childlike trust and joy! Lovely!

Sandy said...

Oh, I enjoyed that, Karen. A
real blessing. May we all be
childlike in faith and trust
in the Lord.
Blessings,
Sandy

Barbara said...

Amen yes simple joys, I love the simply joys of life, the laid back life in the Country, the lush greenery all around, just love, you enjoy your day, and have a vey blessed one. Hugs

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes so true, the sleepiness. Great analogy, a new day

Deborah Ann said...

My favorite thing about God is how He watches over us each night, with singing. Sometimes I can feel the love so much, I don't want to ever get out of bed...

Crystal Roberts said...

Precious and a wonderful reminder! Wonderful post as always!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Karen...What a simple & precious JOY expressed so delightfully in your loving words of this new delight in your lives!!!

So beautifully written & a great keepsake of this moment for years to come! Yes, this is an AWAKENING and a simply special one...

I love how you tied it altogether in this wonderful WORD:

His mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23 NLT

...and a chance for all of us to be awakened to this wonder from the LORD and all this new day holds for us...every day until our last.

Bless you & thanks for this Simple Joy...but really it's not that simple...
(((hugs)))
Peggy

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Love this!
Wylie

Jan said...

So beautifully written, and so touching.
Thank you for sharing in "Simple Joys in our Life".
Have a Blessed week.
With love - Jan

Lynda Young said...

Our glorious Lord gives us more than a "second chance". He gives us every day, renewed, refreshed.
Blessings,
Lyn

Debra Kaye said...

Oh Karen,

This is written so perfectly! I could feel each emotion and came away with a smile and the knowledge that God's mercies are new each day and praising Him for that fact!

Love ya!

Cathy said...

That is just precious, Karen. You really have the gift for writing. Blessings ~

Michelle said...

How very precious.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tammi said...

I could imagine every single moment of this as I read along! Thank you for tying this into our Lord's mercies--new every morning! Thank you so much! :)

Joan said...

Another inspiring post, Karen.

Blessings and joy,
Joan

Denise said...

Such a precious awakening my friend, bless you.

Faith Imagined said...

Beautiful writing and such a precious memory!!!

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