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Monday, January 25, 2010

Gorgeous Vistas


Tonight, I held Noelle in my arms and sang her a new song before bed.

"Good night sweetheart, well, it's time to go - bah bum, bah bum"

She looked up at me, her big eyes reflecting back the small light in the hall. And she grinned with curious delight.

"Good night sweetheart, well, it's time to go - bah bum, bah bum"

Her little voice echoed mine, off key but delicious, "bu-bah, bah-bu, bah."

I couldn't stop. I didn't want it to stop. We just went over and over and over it again, just so I could hear that beautiful little voice meeting mine in the dark and I thought of a sermon I heard a long time ago - a pastor said that we think God has created such beautiful vistas in nature for our pleasure, but there is a universe of planets and views that we will never see. He enjoys gorgeous vistas that we will never know exist.

Sometimes, I feel that about Noelle. All the tiny moments in our day when she looks at me just right, or laughs in a certain way, or tells me particular story. All of these moments feel like gorgeous vistas, beautiful formations in the landscape of our day that only I will ever get to see. It feels like a wildly glorious gift from a Creator who watches with me, and I feel blessed. I feel so increadibly blessed!

4 Comments:

Blogger Jess said...

I can only imagine that this is true :). Do you take the pictures you post? You have a few that look so professional!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Christin said...

Hi Jess, my father in-law is a photographer. He takes pictures of Noelle every time they come to visit and so I take advantage of them!!

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've missed her so much this week. Seems like forever since we talked to Noelle. Thought about you the whole time I was in Phoenix this week. Kept trying to figure out if there was some way I could pop over to see you.

4:16 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Thanks for this Christin. I appreciated your thoughts.

2:44 AM  

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