Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nesting, Resting, and Reflecting

This morning I was listening to some songs of restful peace for women called, "Quiet Hearts". The photo above is enclosed inside of the CD. Look at this woman's hands. They are not young, but show signs of age and weathering. This woman has obviously worked with her hands. And look at what she is holding....wheat.

OH THE WOMAN
WHO HOLDS CLOSELY EACH DAY
THE SUSTAINING AND NOURSIHING BREAD OF LIFE
AS SHE GOES ABOUT HER WAY
SHE KNOWS WHEN TO WORK
AND WHEN TO STOP AND REST.
WITH THE SHADOW OF THE LORD
CLOAKED GENTLY AROUND HER
SHE LIVES DAILY IN HIS BEST! -Ange Cogburn

Today my heart is full. And yet I am exhausted. But within my spirit there is great energy. I do not know how to describe it.


And I believe I must be nesting already...Last night I was up late. In fact it was 1 a.m. before I turned in. The house was so quiet and peaceful. And even though I was not sleeping, I was resting, nesting and reflecting all at the same time. I washed baby clothes and folded them. Also I worked on some little baskets for the girl's belongings. As I sat, I felt so relaxed, but my hands were very busy. And best of all, I enjoyed my Father's presence in the stillness and whispers of the night! If you notice in the photo above there are three eggs. This is a symbol of some things happening in our home...three new eggs are getting ready to hatch. Keep reading to find out more!
This morning when I woke up it was 9:20 a.m. John was up and my breakfast was made. I hardly ever sleep this late. But my sweet hubby let me rest. Last night when I went to bed, I reflected on what a sweet husband I have. On his day off yesterday, he was running around like Mr. Mom...making meals, buying groceries, running the kids to and from the library. Sometimes I take him for granted...I am very blessed to be married to such a kind and loving man.

My friend Tausha sent me yet another adorable photo of twins this morning! This photos reminds me of the little bird's nest with eggs...a nest full of blessings! Precious life. Significant. Important. Even within the womb. Even as just a life planned within the mind of Almighty God!
Now here is the newest news! I am nesting for the hatching of a "third egg". Not in my womb but in my heart and from the hidden place of many prayers. We found out last night that our oldest son (on the right in photo) is moving out to Arizona to live with us. I actually had a dream about a month ago that he moved back with us and was going to college. Maybe my dream is coming true? We are over-joyed! Our whole family together again!! And what is even more special is that he wants to come...he wants to be with us when the babies are born. He just simply wants to reunite with our family!

I know I am skipping around a lot in my blogging today. But that is how wound up I am. I keep thinking about this, thinking about that...what a busy, busy mind I have right now. Here is a photo of the little baskets I was up making until 1 a.m.!!! I bought several of these at Walmart for $2.50 each. I also bought some wide pink ribbon and some scrapbook stickers. I weaved the ribbon through the holes in the baskets and tied a bow in the front. Then I embellished them with stickers. We are using these instead of a dresser since the babies' nursery happens to be the master bedroom closet! We have the crib in there with the the shelves cleaned off. It is really looking cute so far...so cozy like a safe little haven...a little nest.
Also yesterday, we received a box from my dear parents in the mail. Enclosed were some really nice polo styled shirts for John and they all fit! Also there were two pair of flip flops for me. And by the way, Momma they fit! Never can you have too many pairs of flip flops in AZ! And tucked between all the goodies was a small gift wrapped box for Lizzie and Maggie with the two adorable pairs of booties!! Of course I plan to pack them in my suitcase for the hospital! Thank you Daddy and Momma for everything!

And here is a perfect ending to my post! After we talked to Bradley last night and found out he is moving out here with us, we went back to Tommy and Kerry's room to find our little Timmy sitting on the floor in front of the keyboard. Tommy has a button on the keyboard that plays "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" Timmy must have sat there for almost an hour singing it over and over. I thought my heart would burst for joy! What a great day...The blessings are endless...

When we ask Timmy, "What is your favorite color?" He always replies, "Rainbow!" He never specifies one color. He must just love them all! And I am right there with him! The colors of each of my family members are beautiful! Their personalities, their gifts and talents, and the different stages of life they are in ..all are valuable and priceless!

Thanks for reading my LONG post! But when there are so many blossoms to share it sometimes takes a while. Take some time today to reflect and to rest. There may be some hidden buds you have not noticed! Before you know it they will be blooming before your very eyes!

GRATEFULNESS IS THE GARDEN BED FOR ALL OF LIFE'S ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL BLOOMS!
Ange Cogburn


Sending my love and best wishes to family and friends near and far!

Ange

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5 comments:

Tia said...

Yes, this is a family, Father, that you have orchestrated! Thank you, Ange, for sharing and reminding us, in this dry and thirsty world, what beautiful things happen inside the home, that cannot happen "in the world!"

Karen said...

Ange,

I am excited for you for your son coming home. My oldesrt son moved out for a year, but came back. I was overjoyed, eventhough it has been challenging at times!

The baskets are so pretty. You are so creative. I would have never thought to decorate them like that. I love them! Now you have a place to put those beautiful baby things!

Timmy is just too cute. I love listening to little ones sing like that. They always seem to enjoy music.

Blessings,
Karen

Our Blessed Savior said...

Ange, I was once told that when children are happy they spend most of their day singing, so your little Timmy must be an extremely happy boy, Praise the Lord! Isn't nesting the best time? I couldn't wait to see the baby in all the clothes, and start using all of the accessories, it's such a blessing that the Lord puts in us the desire to get things ready before the baby or in your case the babies arrive. Stay blessed, Michelle

Angie said...

how cute are the gifts.. I love baby clothing. How small everything is!

Angie

Karen said...

Just stopping by to say Hi! Praying you are having a Great Day!

Blessings,
Karen