In Case You Missed It This Winter Morning

January 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm 8 comments

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I finished my morning email and noticed an odd “pink” hue filling the whole room where I was sitting.  Not having seen a beautiful sunrise in months, I wondered what it was, so used to that grey-cold sky of winter, or…worse yet, the black-darkness stolen by daylight savings time.  

I rose to turn to the windows.

The sheer immensity of the color took my breath.  I ran back for my camera and flew outside, bare feet.  Daisy Dog seemed quite startled at an early morning vistor, butc she too sensed something of awe, perched high, but still and silent.  jan-08-sunrise.jpg

Cool patio on my feet, still wet from morning. 

Ever brightening hues. 

Beauty….colors brightening as I rounded the house

Inspiration, returning.  

Wonder, awe…oh, we need it to live!

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30 seconds of pure, quiet, awe-struck joy before this day began.

Taking it all in, quickly…before eye-apointments, breakfast, children to wake, crutches–a boy with a basketball injury, school to visit for elevator keys, family to check on.

I returned, back downstairs from waking the children, wanting to see it again, to share it with them.  And at my “Look!”, I realized it was gone already.  It had vanished to ordinary, winter-blue sky again.  They see the ho-hum and can’t imagine what could have been THAT worth get excited about. 

They missed it.

But, I have these. 

I caught it! 

And I get to keep it.


And, even share it.  Later. 

Did you see it? 

~6:30AM, Monday.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. CJ  |  January 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgesous pictures. I may have to steal these and print they are so pretty. Does it count the same, if you really didn’t get to SEE it????
    Beautiful
    C

  • 2. Susan  |  January 28, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Awesome!!! I saved them on my computer and I’m going to use one for my wallpaper!!! Thanks!

  • 3. carol  |  January 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    My sick -at -home- with -strep son pointed it out to me this morning while driving home after taking his brother to school. I have always been particularly impressed with what God does with clouds, and sunrises, and sunsets. I am glad my kids notice them, as well!

  • 4. morselsfromgod  |  January 28, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful…I love the simple moments in the morning when my part of the world wakes up! Just like his mercy — new every morning. 🙂

  • 5. Merrie  |  January 28, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    God is awesome! His beauty and creation is all around us and so often we don’t even see or appreciate it.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty! I’m so glad that YOU got to see it!

  • 6. Jenn  |  January 29, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Thank you! The blahness of winter is beginning to set in and on this particular morning of waking to gray skies and -15 degrees (yes that is negative, not a typo), your pictures have perked me up with hope!

  • 7. mandythompson  |  January 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    oh I LOVE it….. we had a GREAT sunset yesterday…. reminded me of life in GA when it was warm enough (year round) to stand outside & watch the sunset…

  • 8. Holly Smith  |  January 31, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Praise God for His wonderful gift to you! Thank YOU for sharing it with me….reminding me of a beauty that I need to see this moment.

    I will be back to catch up soon, friend!
    Love in Him,
    holly

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