8.18.2008

Ya Don't Know What You Got...

My laptop adaptor died. Can you believe that?! Right in the middle of packing, re-organizing my life & attempting to hold tight to a thread of sanity, my laptop takes a nose-dive. BAH (grumble). I've been trying to post every day, but this little hiccup put me behind schedule. SO! I'll post tonight, then possibly again later tonight. HA!

I have some new photos I want to share. We've had a couple of rainy days & I've loved every possible minute of it! I love the drips & drops outside my windows. My little garden was a crystalline wonderland with tiny beads of reflection holding on to green leaves for their dear little lives. It was GLOR-i-OUS. I adored the pools of water forming in my "flowerbed." I even played in the rain a little when packing became tedious. I walked in it, opened my windows to welcome the clean scent & praised God for nourishing our parched soil. Everything felt so clean after a few good days of rain. Flowers now look brighter, the sky appears a deeper shade of blue & my heart feels renewed.

One would think the August sun would heat our town up quickly. Nope! In fact, the balmy, cool weather has lead to something of a conundrum for West Texans. The wonderful weather is rejuvenating a generation of overgrown kids who are dreaming of playing outside or dozing in hammocks, instead of being chained to phones or offices. For example, today I was blessed by a beautiful, tasty luncheon in an out-of-the-way cafe.This glorious hidey hole is located inside a lush greenhouse. It was fabulous! We were surrounded by ponds, trees/greenery of every sort, waterfalls & twinkling wind chimes. I wanted to stay all day to enjoy the weather, the smell of green & listen to the variety of ways water splashed about. But alas...my desk called to me... My friends & I took the long way back to the office with the sunroof open & windows rolled down. We laughed & talked continuously of the glorious gift of this unexpected weather. It truly feels like Fall with another school year in bloom...and with it transitions...

As I look at these photos again I wonder, "why is the idea of leaving my little garden becoming so difficult?" Change is good. I'm rather excited to move into a new place & make it my own. I'm attempting to embrace the fresh & the whole "cleaning out" thing. I have about 10 days to pack up my entire life to move to a smaller place. OUCH. Will the light still be golden like it is here? Will I find new little cubbies to explore on the oposite side of town? Will I still hide in my favorite cafe on Saturday afternoons now that it isn't 5 minutes from my door? I have so many questions...and I'm
even a little scared. I guess that's a good sign. It means the change is going to be BIG. Perhaps I'll discover a new secret about myself...where I really can make genius of small space! "BRING IT ON," I say! Let the change consume me. I'm ready for the spice of life to seep into my world.

2 comments:

Molly Kate said...

Kate your pictures are gorgeous! you're such a photographer...you have the eye! I love these pics and your writing is poetic and lovely. I am going through the same thoughts with change as God is leading me through transitions too. He gave me this verse Sunday: 2 Cor.3:17...."being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory"...God is making you more like Christ through times of change. It's a beautiful thing!

Mike and Cymbre said...

I know the deep-in-the-gut fear of change mixed with the anticipation of something new all too well but it is so exciting to see your transition! I know you have so many memories in your "old" place but the "new" place gives you a chance to create different memories! God has been doing such an awesome work in you and I do believe this is part of that process! Just like you are a new creation, you are to experience new things! May God bless you immensely while you embark on this part of your journey!