Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waiting to exhale

head leaning on cool glass pane, window frosting breath-puffs. here, the glass is cool in early morning light, but, too, the A/C's been on all night.
and he, so high and breathless in mountain snow and glory, exhales shivery clouds.
(the photo he took to share with us, gold-capped beauty for waking's taking.)
the coming and going marks us.
we wait for homecoming.
today he will walk on some site, crunching through snow and sales-speak.
today we will probably bake boredom away, perhaps make those traced-hand turkeys, find some way to curb all our tired grappling.
waiting is interim. sometimes interminable.
but hope waits, expectant smiles upon return. the little ones and i wait for him: give and take. it marks us raw, but it is our brand; we are his, and he is ours.

my head pounds. this is the reason i lean on glass. new medicine is still fighting its way through my body, foreign agent, muddling. i'm eager for the promised relief and expectant that new eyes can see rightly with fog lifted high.

i pray for homecoming. a return to the One i love, a turning toward instead of away. i know i've been lifted in prayer by friends. the blessing is a fresh breath, making it easier to breathe my own halting prayers.

and of course, you will notice my new look here. many thanks to my beautiful friend Sonny for transforming this space to match my vision. i think we're still tweaking it, so let me know if there is a problem!!

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love the new look. Thanks for your comment, Misty. It is always so fresh to hear from you, and it makes me smile.

I replied to your comment, from my heart. ♥

I feel a need to message you something, so look for an e-mail. :-)

Stephanie said...

Misty, my e-mail bounced. The error message said it failed, permanently. I used mistygreen13@yahoo. If you'll e-mail me, I'll re-send it.

Nancy said...

Oh my stars, girl! It took me a minute to make sure I was in the right place! Looks great, Misty. Interminable waiting--how I know this. Maybe I should trace my hand and make a turkey along with you. You come to mind often, friend, and I pray as the medicine fights. Be well this Thanksgiving.

Leslie said...

love the new look... very fresh and clean. thanks for your thoughts and prayers...

Jodi said...

Light and beautiful banner. Great new look. Happy Thanksgiving, Misty!

Sarah said...

Love the lightness and the white space here - it's a good palette for your words.

deb said...

I am so blessed to be able to come here,
you know that?