Monday, August 1, 2016

In the Garden (#SmallWonder Link-Up)


I'm just home from the beautiful writer's retreat at God's Whisper Farm.  As I settle in and look ahead to what the rest of summer entails, enjoy this post from last July.

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Riding the old yellow Cub Cadet, I mow long rectangles around the back fields.  Out in the garden, between me and the road, my husband works with the kids, tying short, thick tomato plants to their stakes with long strips of cotton.

From where I sit, rattling and humming along on the old mower, the boys are bright, little flowers that have sprouted legs, walking, tumbling, running through the garden in their shirts of bright teal and red.  My husband is the tallest flower, an iris perhaps, overseeing the work and play.

The twins flop and hop climbing and falling on each other and by the time I move on to mowing the front, circling the overgrown bushes, they’ve pulled my husband down to the green grass.  He is a horse now, crawling along with two cowboys astride until they all tumble again to the earth.

There is such beauty there, in that wide open space, under the bright sun and blue and I am so thankful, for those flowers that grew in my body, for the legs they run on and for their father who plays with them there in the garden.   


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Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.  


What if we chose to deliberately look for small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God?  


That's my proposal - that we gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days.  You're invited to link-up a brief post about a small moment of wonder.  Don't worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right - you're welcome to come as you are.  

While you're here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment.   

10 comments:

  1. "My husband is the tallest flower, an iris perhaps, overseeing the work and play." I love how you play with imagery, Kelly.

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  2. "the flowers that grew in my body" - beautiful. Glad you had time away at the retreat. Looking forward to hearing about it.

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  3. What a beautiful post! God has truly blessed you!

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  4. So good to get your beautiful impressions of July -- and looking forward to hearing the overflow from your retreat.

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  5. Sweet post on the beauty of family!

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  6. Things to be thankful for indeed,Kelly! Welcome back - hope you are rested :)

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  7. This is all kinds of lovely... and so precious!

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  8. What a beautiful post sharing many "small wonders" that are not so small after all. Blessings to you!

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