Thursday, November 3, 2016

Beautifully extraordinary

  Do you ever look through old photo's and instantly are drawn back, sifting through a rush of emotions?
This happens quite often for me. 

Pictures of the past have a way of drawing me back in time, but with an ability of perspective from today.
 I recall the days with these five Guys; those muddy days that felt insignificant.

 Those days I felt life was overwhelming and could barely trudge through the trenches. Beautiful.
Those days I felt I barely survived while other were thriving. Beautiful.

Those days the dishes piled high and toys were strewn throughout my home. Beautiful.

 Yes, those times I hadn't showered in days, and the kids dinner consisted of cereal... 

Beautiful. Completely Beautiful!
 My insignificant daily, my mundane, my ordinary; 

The Father redeems into lovely, memorable, extraordinary.
" The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes and surely it is in the everyday
things around us that the beauty of life lies."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder 

I wish I could honestly say that in the midst of those tough days, I had the eyes to see beauty hidden in the mess. 

The beautiful redemption rests in the truth that the God who turned water into wine,
can take my meager and insignificant, and weave it into a beautiful tapestry for His purpose.

"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light, so that you can understand the hope
 to which He has called you {Eph. 1:18}


Monarch Room said...

I absolutely love this <3 So true. It's exactly how I've been feeling these days as my boys grow taller than me.

Elizabeth Hutchison said...

Thank you friend! Two of my five are also taller than me :/
Can I slow.down.time?!!