October 20, 2008

The View From Here



My view for so very long was all wrapped up here. From above the big belly and all about what was inside.




And now my eyes gaze upon the purest of pure, made in the most Perfect image, nursing at my breast, secure and certain of my love, as this crazy world goes on around us.




Yesterday I stepped outside and looked up. When was the last time you really observed the sky? It's a lot to take in... it goes on forever. It has stories to tell. It's so big and will make you realize just how small you are.
And also how real. And alive.

But really we're just walking around Someone Else's brushstrokes.


As much as I tend to think it is, this life is not all about me.

38 comments:

  1. beautiful...all of it just beautiful!

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  2. So sweet! All too often I get wrapped up in me...and then every once in awhile I get a reminded that it's not about me at all...

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  3. It is really funny you took that photo. We walked out of the Thai place last night and I could not stop looking at the clouds last night. All those perfect little creme puff clouds so perfect in the sky. At that moment last night(without a camera) I realized I don't look up enough.

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  4. I love that look in their eyes when nursing. Eyes half open, sometimes as though they are rolling around in their head out of the purest pleasure.

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  5. The sky was amazing last night. Even after the sun was completely down, you could still see the clouds. It was almost as beautiful as a nursing baby, but there's nothing more beautiful than that.

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  6. Last night, in the middle of the night, as I nursed 3 week old Baby Mo in bed with me, the lights were out, Daddy Mo was asleep next to us, and I breathed in all that is Baby. I strokd his soft baby hair and I almost collapsed into tears at the PERFECTNESS of HIM. I can't believe that he is already 3 weeks old and that he is our last : (.

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  7. I love your shot of your feet. So cute and artistic!

    It is so easy to forget to look up. But when you have a beautiful little Ivy to look down at, I can completely understand why you don't!

    I love clouds at sunset. So warm and cozy.

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  8. loved it all. pictures. words. everything.

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  9. This is just awesome! The post, pictures, everything!

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  10. This was just what the day needed. Thanks, Steph.

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  11. We saw those clouds yesterday and thought they were really cool. :) I love the breastfeeding shots, I have several of Popeye like that:)

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  12. I noticed the same clouds yesterday and they reminded me of little fluffy pillows. I am going to try to look up more often. Ivy is getting sweeter by the minute...

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  13. What beautiful photos. It is so amazing to see His hand in the vastness of the sky and, equally as miraculous, in little Ivy.

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  14. That is a beautiful picture. your baby sure is changing fast!

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  15. I point the sky out to my boys all the time, for this very reason. It just gets me every time. The big vast reminder of His bigness.
    (I'm pretty sure bigness is a word)
    Lovely post!

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  16. The picture of the clouds is gorgeous!!! Great post....so true!

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  17. Great reminder and great post. Amen.

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  18. Great post! We all need a little reminder sometimes :)

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  19. I love your perspective on the world.

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  20. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the precious pictures.

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  21. Totally missed that sky. I've been missing a lot of things lately.

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  22. Simply put, simply beautiful. You always have the perfect words to remind us of who is really at the core of our being. Continue to love on that little girl of yours!

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  23. Wonderful reminder thanks...

    Heidi

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  24. We were in your neck of the woods yesterday admiring those very same clouds!

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  25. This post warmed my heart. I think the same thing while my sweet boy nurses! So wonderful!

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  27. Steph, this is just lovely. Just the lift I needed this evening.

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  28. How sweet, you are such an awesome mommy!! Amazing you mention the sky yesterday, I must have said a hundred times: Look up there are about 1million pillows in the sky!!! Even from the tractor I kept looking up!

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  29. I love skies like that! And I loved this post!

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  30. So important to remember...it isn't all about us. There is much more out there that is much bigger than we will ever be. Thanks for making me stop and just be!

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  31. I love how God is so creative with the skies... He is quite the Master Artist. Thanks for sharing the pretty picture of the clouds, as well as your pretty baby. :)

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  32. Steph, I saw that sky too! We were rollerblading, and I didn't have my camera, but we all stretched out on the grass and just admired. It was amazing! I am so glad someone else thought so!

    Jen

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  33. Thank you thank you thank you. I felt God's love enter my heart when I read your post. I really needed that. Thank you.

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  34. This is good. I love that the sky has stories to tell.

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  35. Eloquent reminder, Stephanie. Those clouds aren't random. Neither are our lives. There is unspeakably beauty in every moment He gives us.

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