Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blinded by Love

We travelers, walking towards the sun, can’t see

Ahead, but looking back the very light

That blinded us shows us the way we came,

Along which blessings now appear, risen

As if from sightlessness to sight, and we,

By blessings brightly lit, keep going toward

That blessed light that yet to us is dark.

-Wendell Berry

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Great Blog.

It has been CRAZY around here! I had visitors for the last 2 weeks. My little sissy and then 9 members of my SO CAL family all came and stayed here at our house!!! It was chaotic and so sweet to have my nephews here and my brothers and sisters. Loved it.

I have been reading this awesome blog of one of my aunt's good friends. I love it. He is very honest and very reflective. It is nice when it is crazy to have someone else speak the words you wish you had time to hear in your own head. Here is an experpt from one of his most recent posts.

Sweet Darkness

by David Whyte

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.
The world was meant to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it take darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.

I like the idea that this darkness and difficulty is your safest place and your best teacher. If it is hard for you in your life right now, that is because that is the best and most important place you can grow. It will not always be that way. But if you had all the answers and if it was comfortable, would you grow? Would you become all that God created you to be? Would you ever have to truly trust God? Would you ever truly learn to trust yourself and your potential become actual??

Sink into the darkness and do not become lost in it, but allow it to change you. Don't run from it. The bible says when Darkness comes to light, it becomes light. Praise Jesus.

In other news... this is what I found when I got out of the shower yesterday. I left her sitting in her boppy playing with toys.

Not quite a crawl. But how far off could it be??