road trip: day seven

right here we spent a good

part of today

driving alongside

the blue ridge mountains

‘why are they blue?

trees on mountains aren’t blue.’

this was backseat commentary

from my 5 yr old boy.

who after a little quiet

continued on with,

‘i feel so small when we are

driving beside them.”

and today

i relate as i

am feeling so very

unworthy of having been given

the gift, for that is what it is,

of being allowed to raise another

woman’s infant son.

“oh Lord

am i good enough?

when this world

spins

as hard

as it does

and we both know

how it shakes some people up.

so how did You decide to give me so much love?”

‘raise’ taken from 8:1 in proverbs.

soundtrack of the day: ‘lorraine’ by lori mckenna.

sts on the road: coriandi and some hush, hush project knitting.


road trip: day two

with

day one‘s

soundtrack

still ringing

in our ears,

we sallied forth

through

the remains of

an ice storm

into rain

and

ending in

the land without precipitation.

buy Lyrica india ‘where did you put the snow, mama?’

i love

that they think me capable

of erasing

every last bit

of the winter whiteness

considering

that we left

this wonderland

at home sweet home.

and let me just say

that we all felt

exactly like this

to be out of the van

hugging our cousins,

settling in for our visit

and peeling off layers for the warmth.

soundtrack of the day: bill harley’s ‘there’s a pea on my plate’:

my explanation there’s a pea on my plate that my mother put there
she knows i don’t like peas but she doesn’t care
she says come on try it now it’s not the worst
if you want some ice cream, you must eat that pea first
and i really did put the pea on my spoon
but i made a mistake and my mouth closed too soon
it slipped off the spoon and fell on to the floor
my mom said don’t worry, she’s got plenty more…

‘warmth’ taken from 19:6 in the psalms.

sts on the road: 3/4 sleeves of a cardi done & 2 skeins of noro kogarashi balled.