"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

pixie

I'm sitting in the wee hours with the tree aglow and candles lit.  I went ahead and made a pot of coffee since several hours of knitting haven't put me back to bed.  My mind is full of family.. my big kids over the mountain who are busily living and loving and maturing and giving, my girls who are tucked up in Erin's room (Audrey on the trundle because they just haven't had enough of each other at the end of the day) and my hard working husband who still has a few hours to rest his tired body before conquering another day. Last week is over.. it was a hard one, one of those that I was sure would send me over the precipice as I wisely dropped to my knees.  Once there.. I found clarity and comfort which lasted until I crawled back for another look-sy over the edge.  Why do I do that?  It's often back and forth like that, one minute on the verge of panic, the next flooded with peace and joy.. back and forth until I finally trust that I can stay put in the arms of the One who is orchestrating this life of mine.  All is well.  It really is... 

* The title is so I can later recall what I was referring to in this post.  It involved dog-sitting, dog losing, and dog finding... after a week missing.  It involved exhaustion, emotion, restoration.. and growth.

**  I guess from some comments that I had better clarify.  We were the sitters/losers..  It wasn't our dog.  :{


Blessings, Debbie

19 comments:

  1. Embrace the peace and joy while it's there. Sounds like a very stressful experience. Enjoy the twinkling lights on the tree :)

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  2. Hugs and prayers Debbie - keep looking up xxx

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  3. I go between resting in him to "just taking a look-sy" over the edge myself during times of stress...I think it is the most perfect description. Praying that you will continue to find your peace in him

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  4. Oh my - I'm glad you got the doggie back. :)

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  5. Oh dear, dog losing is not fun. I'm glad your found him/her. Enjoy the quiet moments -- gifts.

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  6. We just had to put our 10 1/2 year old lab mix down, yesterday. So hard.

    Glad you got your dog back!

    Deanna

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  7. So glad that the dog was found. Peace
    JB

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  8. Glad you found your dog. And glad that you have been able to see the faithfulness of God and to receive His comfort and peace.

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  9. Your girls are adorable, such good friends.
    I can hear your needles click, click, clicking.

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  10. Oh gosh, we lost our dog back in October. So hard. And why do I know so many people with computer problems lately? I'm sitting here at the table with my husbands work laptop, catching up on blog reading and trying to get my computer to stay up for 5 minutes so I can update my blog...with pictures! I can't download pics to his work laptop and my computer won't stay up. So frustrating. I said I'm going to go buy another one tomorrow. I've given up.

    Cindy Bee

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  11. I understand the back and forth too well...maybe I need to learn to pick up the needles and click when I can't understand the struggles before me and listen for His voice through the clamor of battle

    your visual is a beautiful one...family!

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  12. Oh My....how scary that would be...to lose some one else's puppy dog.
    And that swinging back and forth near the precipice? Why do we do that???? Must be the same reason that I eat things I know aren't good for me....and why the Israelites wandered all that time...
    Hold me close, Jesus.

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  13. Prayer and coffee. In that order :-) Two very effective means of dealing with crises.

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  14. I just found your blog and I am hooked!

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  15. So glad you found the dog. Bad enough when its your own let alone someone else's. I love the hour before anyone else wakes up. It's lovely knowing they are all upstairs tucked up and asleep.

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  16. So happy for you that you found the dog! It must have been an exhausting week. Here is hoping for a better week this week! Blessings to you!

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  17. I miss you, Debbie! I hope you have time for a little blogging when the holidays calm down. If you've reached your Picasa picture limit, you have to pay something like $30 to have unlimited image space for a year. I forget what you said your photo obstacle was.
    Take care, friend. I hope your Christmas was amazing!
    (BIG HUG!)

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  18. Debbie,
    This is wonderful news! I must have thoughts of it in my future because as I was looking for a pattern for Charlotte's Easter dress, I found myself taking time to study my baby patterns and to dream of the things I want to make one day.

    We always make gingerbread when it snows. Great pictures!

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