Thursday, September 11, 2008

Looking for Roses...

I loved the quote on Kristyn's post the other day.
"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."
-Dale Carnegie

So today I asked the Lord to help me see hidden roses throughout my day. It was very enjoyable this rose hunt. I found myself aware of things that I normally would have bypassed in my daily routine.
All of our bags hanging by the front door ready for life. Seems like everytime we leave the house we have a tote of some kind in our hand. We are truly blessed to have some many opportunities and things in which to participate. (from left to right: Mckenzie's CBS tote, my knitting bag, my jean jacket, John Samuel's messenger bag, Mckenzie's piano bag, my cross stitch tote)
Flowers sent to me from John just to say he was thinking of me .... Just because.

Cereal bowls all lined up on the counter ready for a busy morning before heading out the door to class.

My kitchen window early this morning before the cereal bowls were filled and while the house was still quiet. The crickets chirping outside and fresh tomatoes on the window sill...summer is still lingering.

Brand new lessons to study for CBS. Today was our first day. On the left is my notebook and on the right is John Samuel's. He will have homework each week (just like his big sister) and he is so excited he can hardly wait.

Some crochet thread we wound into a ball for a friend who was going to Russia. It was one of several we got ready for her to take for the locals to use. She never made it by to pick it up in her last minute rush. I was going to put it away and then was reminded to pray for her...I decided to leave it out so that each time I see it sitting there I'll whisper a prayer for her protection and her safety.


Kristyn Knits said...

what beautiful "roses" and roses. how sweet of mr. quick to act on his thoughts of you.

Mary said...

Hey thanks for thinking and praying for me. I'm bummed that I couldn't fit it into my luggage. As it was I was overweight and had to pay the airline. Good thing I brought what I did because prices are high over here. I'm staying until Nov.14th so please keep up the prayers. How is CBS? I miss not going and taking my niece.