Soaking It Up

We are soaking. it. up. over here.


What? You may wonder. Or why is my child wallering on the concrete with her feet stretched up in the air? Just trying to take in every last drop of this that we can:


We have had three gorgeous days in a row. And not Jeremiah-kind-of-beautiful days, but REAL blue skies and sunshine.
I can hardly get myself out of a window, even when I’m inside.


I realized how hungry I was for sunlight and blue skies on Monday morning when I was describing an Alabama fall day in my book.

Milton was in the raging height of her fall season, with skies the color of blue flame and as painstakingly bright. Alabama springs are smug in their warm sweetness and demure flowers, but fall brought a beauty that was as sharp as her crisp leaves and nipping winds.

I must of sat there for a solid five minutes trying to think of just the right word to describe the color of the blue skies painted in my memory. I wrote and erased several different phrases, trying to taste the blue of our Southern skies. I had begun to wonder if the blue of the sky really existed or if it was all in my imagination. The next day, I was reminded that they not only exist, they even exist in Seattle.


I wanted to take a break from playing building blocks on the porch with the girls to thank y’all for your prayers. We haven’t left town for Dothan yet, but God has already answered your prayers for wisdom for us…in an amazing and vivid way. I’m not ready to tell the story yet, partly because it’s not over, but I believe I will be back eventually with a story that will speak of His provision.

God is good, and so is sunshine! We’re basking in it all.

7 Responses to “Soaking It Up”

  1. Kat says:

    Sunshine really is good for the soul. Glad Seattle is being kind and shining down on you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Praise The Lord and pass the peas!!! 🙂

    Just a little something my grandpa used to say when the evidence of answered prayers presented itself.

  3. The Rigoloso's says:

    Now I want to read the rest of the story! Glad you've had some sunshiney days! x

  4. Gail says:

    I love the blue sky, too! Glad you found some of it in Seattle! Can't wait until you share your surprise with us!!!!

  5. Caroline says:

    YAY!! Come see me soon! Love you and God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

  6. Pete & Ang says:

    Such a lovely post! It's so nice to see the sunshine. We miss it here surrounded by loads of snow. I'm thankful to be able to see the blueness of Lake Superior, though. Sometimes that feels like sunshine. 🙂

  7. Nancy says:

    Love the new blog! Your writing deserves a beautiful blog to land on!

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