"We have never been called to define God, we have been called to behold Him." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

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May 22, 2009

On a Monday...

This Monday just past, was a holiday here. The weather was beautiful, the kids...well, they were a little hyped up on parties and excitment so there was no nappping from them! So, Troy and I decided that a trip out to Mission Island was in order.

This time we didn't stick to the wooden boardwalk, but explored some of the nature trails that have been worn down from the people who go out there bird watching.

It's also the perfect time of year to go and wander. There are no bugs and very little goose poop!

Fell off trying to sit down, for the 2nd time in a row, so I had to take a picture.

A beaver tree.
We saw tons that had been chewed, but this was by far the best!
And just what is SO interesting in the tree?
the whole nest was there. It was pretty cool to see.

Today has been incredible. The kids went outside about 9:45 this morning and by 4:30pm had only been inside for about 30 mins. I am beyond happy that the weather is changing and that we can be out playing.

Although, my little monkey boy, can climb the gate to open the latch. That's a new development! We had finally gotten around to putting wood between the slats so they couldn't reach inbetween them to open the gate. I had been inside for less than 10mins when the door opens, Anthony comes in and prodluy announces "We can get out of the gate still Mom"......I hadn't realized it was a challenge that needed to be conquered!! Silly Mommy.

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God's been working lately. Teaching me that there are times when I need to be open, where being private isn't such a good thing. It's hard to take that step. Sometimes it's pride, sometimes it's a lack of trust, sometimes it's just me being stubborn and refusing to admit that I need the help, sometimes it's just not knowing how to say what needs to be said in a way that is honouring and repsectful, in a way that doesn't come across as mean and selfish (although sometimes those motives and feelings are there too and I need to be careful)

It's not always easy when we're asked to step outside out comfort zone, especially when it's God who is doing the asking. I can't ignore Him or tell Him no like I can to other people.

I've learned a long time ago that when God asks me to change, to follow Him, that I NEED to. That regardless of the reactions of those close to me, I need to listen to His voice and follow where He is leading me. I can't ignore Him.

I have been noticing lately, that my blog has been mainly pictures and little snips of writing here and there (with not much being said). It's been intentional. Writing has always been an easy way for me to process and communicate, but there are just somethings that don't belong out in 'blogland', but would end up out there is I took the time to write. So I haven't been writing.

Owen is awake, and maybe, if I stick a soother in his mouth, he'll go back to sleep for me!

Have a wonderful sunny weekend. To those of you whose long weekend is this one, enjoy it!


Holly said...

Looks like a great trip! I am fascinated by the beaver chewed tree! We don't have beavers in NZ!

Sally's World said...

great pictures, we plan to do a few of these things this weekend as we are finally having good weather!

Lindsay said...

a Monday well spent!!

the last part of your post has me thinking ... and praying ... that peace will come through your writing.

{you'll know when you're supposed to write, and when you're just supposed to take pictures ... and some days ... it's both} at least it is in my world.

Happy Weekend ~ hoping your Sunday has been beautiful!

AK said...

no bugs!? That is great! Unfourtunately, they are out here. Blackflies especially. Oh well. I think the beautiful frogs croaking in the creek near my home must like them. Someone has to. LOL

Looks like you had a good time!