Friday, November 4, 2011

raining joy

as the seed is spread, so is joy.

i toss seed farther and longer, my smile broadens wider.

the rain comes down in sprinkles and the grass seed sprinkles through my fingers.

i count joys...

-sound of seed falling to ground

-raindrops clinging to horse hairs on barbwire fence

-color, color everywhere! {the glories of fall}

-nest up high in pine tree

i jump into a mud puddle and a giddy glee escapes me. i hold nothing back as i swing the red {more color!} bucket by my side. i beam and so do His blessings.

i scoop seed from brown paper sack and listen to the sound it makes hitting the bucket. in that old shed the antique blue {color!} '69 chevrolet rests beside me and it seems to smile. i smile back and time stops.

i am here, i am living, i am in this moment.

and i long for it to be captured. for this time-moment to forever be stopped in memory. i race to the house through showers of rain and grab it from it's shelf.

as i pull my beanie down farther over my head, i pull the gate open and back to the shed.

momma rain coat red against green field. click.

rain splattered on '69. click.

musty smell of the cab. click.

seed bucket half-filled. click.

as the camera stops time i etch these gift filled moments in memory. this is how life is lived. one grace-filled, gift-counted moment at a time.


Jessica said...

i know, right? rain makes everyone feel either alive or sluggish... i'm of the former category! XD

Courtney B said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL post :)
What kind of Chevy is that? My hubs is obsessed with old cars! He has a '69 chevelle that he's slowly restoring :)

And thank YOU for your sweet, sweet words! You are way too nice!

Stesha said...

i wish it would rain where i live :( hope you enjoy your day!!

Classic & Bubbly

Elisabeth said...

if we could capture and appreciate every moment.

Candace Stevenson said...

you are awesome!! :) and gotta love rain! I LOVE the smell :)
Lovely Little Rants

Anonymous said...

It was fun, wasn't it? Who needs a water park when you have a country rain?
Now if I can get the rain dried out of my phone, I will count it ALL joy!
Love to you, Mom

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

so many things to be joyful for! love all of these. especially for all the fall color!
xo TJ

Purposely at Home said...

who-hoo for rainy days! to bad i was at work, or i would have loved to gotten out there and played (*cough cough* worked;) in it with ya'll. :) you're the best, sister.

ROLL TIDE! Can't to see what those elephants are gonna do to those LSU tigers tonight, can you?!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

I love the colors of fall so much!!! And it looks like I just missed your giveaway! Dang, I'm so slow! I'm having one right now and would love for you to enter! It is for a set of 3 cute toiletry bags :)


Everything-girly and-beyond said...

I love rainy days=)Im a new follower, be sure to check out my *giveaway* enter & follow back..

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oh wow this is is beautiful when we just enjoy the small things?

Emma Frances said...

Seriously gorgeous writing! Living in the moment is such a good skill to learn. :)

Laura Elizabeth said...

I love the smell of rain!!

Thank you so much for your prayers for my work. That means a lot to me. I have an interview on Friday night so I will let you know how it goes :)

siddathornton said...

i love your writing. i feel like i was there!

Elisha(: said...

you are the most fantastic writer ever. <3