When I Open My Eyes....

When I open my eyes I see two geese huddled together as if trying to stay warm from the lingering winter. They ruffle their feathers and nuzzle their beaks. I wonder if they are able to sense when spring will make it's grand entrance. I see the silhouette of a tree bending it's branches down into the frigid pond for a drink. It uses all it's strength to root itself in the soil that has been slowly slipping away from the continuous thaw and frost we have had over this past winter. I see the blades of grass covered in a silvery frost, and if I lean in close can almost hear the crackle as it tries to break free of it's grip. I see over 30 pine trees stand majestically around our house, as if they were soldiers guarding our dwelling from the dangers that lie beyond them. I see rows upon rows of fractured corn stalks, just waiting to be tilled, so as the soil can begin producing new growth. I hear the humming of cars and semis, as people begin their morning commute to work. About once every five minutes someone wanders off to the rumble strip. I imagine that they haven't had their morning coffee yet, and are sleepy eyed and worn as the week comes to an end. It makes me grin as I cradle my warm cup of coffee and smell the aroma it brings. It makes me grin that I am fortunate enough to take in this beautiful view, look out my window and watch as the morning unfolds. I am thankful that I can stay in my pj's, lean my head toward the window as the sun begins to pour it's rays through a tiny corner of our home, all while the kids are still tucked soundly in their bed. Yes, I am sure this will be a beautiful day. Nature seems to whisper it's radiance, as I quietly stand in the warmth of our home.

When I open my eyes, really open my eyes, I can embrace the beauty that God puts before me. And this all before 7:30 A.M and in my back yard! Just imagine if I had my eyes open all day!

9 comments:

emilymcd said...

Amen, sister. Sounds like a Shauna moment. And now it's a Sarah moment. :)

Sarah Markley said...

Wonderful way to see things. We should all open our eyes all day long. Thank you for the reminder.

Rebecca said...

Wow. What a beautiful start to your day, and a blessed addition to mine to read it. Thanks!

Beth said...

What eloquent writing! I could picture the entire scene. Taking time to take in the moment before the kids get up. That's an accomplishment!
Beth

Christy said...

this is beautiful Sarah!!

Earen said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful reminder...Have a great weekend, my friend!

Kris said...

Beautifully written, what an amazing post! One of your best! (although I am partial to the ones about my nieces!)
K

Dave and Jenni said...

What a beautiful post. I loved every word.

Short Stop said...

Sarah...this is awesome! You wrote this so beautifully!