Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lifted

i couldn't sleep, too afraid i'd oversleep. 5:00 and i rarely get along--mornings are too early, and afternoons are that so-called 'witching hour' otherwise known as "please get out of the kitchen while i'm trying to prepare dinner, and stop fussing while you're at it." :)
but that morning i met 5:00, if not eagerly, then at least expectantly.
i walked to her house, smiling: "we're neighbors" still seems surreal.
she, and i, and the others gathered at 6:00, and our purpose was to pray for our husbands, our children, to lift those we love and their needs. i'd never felt so awake.
caffeine helps you maintain.
friendship sustains.
prayer lifts.
i felt, later, as if those prayers were iridescent tentacles enveloping all those near me, binding them to me. i wished they knew and understood how blessed i was by meeting dawn--no, meeting Him with his pink-streaked creation.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Caffeine helps you maintain, (Amen, sister!)friendship sustains. Amen and amen.

suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter} said...

love this! i've been meeting women early enough to exercise, come home and have a lovely quiet time before the babes awake. i never thought i'd enjoy these early hours, but they are a treasure.

misti said...

those quiet, early mornings when every little sound and thought is amplified have come to be my favorite times of day.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

gorgeous. What a blessing for you.

Brownie said...

Like geese helping each other fly, my friend, so shall we help each other pray and walk by faith-face to face. I love having you.right.around.the.corner!

Leslie said...

so happy for you in this place...

Merri said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh