01 May 2008

when Mark is away

Mark is away until Sunday. He left last night for the Advanced (retreat offered to men who have previously attended Boot Camp...offered by Ransomed Heart). The kids and I woke to a May 1st snow fall...it won't last - thankfully, but is sure is beautiful...SO white!

Today has been a cozy day at home...including grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch. I don't know how many more days I will feel like having that meal. It is one of those kinds of food the weather has to call for if you know what I mean.

I am looking forward to my quiet evenings alone after the kids go to bed. I am an ascetic at heart and so I welcome these hours of solitude...they refresh me...deeply. I hope to do some things I enjoy and go to bed the moment I feel tired. That is a rare gift!

It is hard to believe it is May already. Our world is telling of spring in such lovely ways. I am especially fond of our flowering plum trees in the back yard. What a delightful surprise...white delicate blossoms emerged at the beginning of this week. I love walking under all the flowering trees on my morning walks...I pretend I am in a garden. The sun is coming up so much earlier that I most often miss the actual moment of sunrise. In place of this I get to see the sun and the moon occupying the same early morning sky...it is beautiful. I will miss my walks these days Mark is away. But, I will enjoy something else instead!



Blogger Sally Boger said...

One acetic to another...I rested as I read your story.

May 5, 2008 at 11:15 AM  

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