Friday, October 10, 2014

Signs of Life

Its been just 22 days that I've known I have cancer and already its clear to me our lives will be divided into a before cancer/after cancer timeline, much like we have a before kids/after kids history.  

All of these photos were taken before my diagnosis.  Its been difficult in these 22 days to notice the things I used to...cancer seems to be so consuming, at least in these early days of doctors and tests and decisions.  I hope for next month's post to be noticing and appreciating the small things around me.  Or, maybe, for this season, the signs of life look different to me.  Also, I've no idea why I can't left-justify this paragraph.  :)

Installment #4

Instead of seeing imperfections as thorns in my decorating flesh, I want to open my eyes and see them as signs of life.  These messes all stem from gifts in my life.  I still clean the mud off shoes (or make my boys do it), but I also know that if a neighbor walked in and saw a trail of mud, I wouldn't need to be embarrassed.  Its just proof of lives being lived, and houses are for living.  My home is a reflection of our life, and life's messes can be gloriously beautiful. ~The Nesting Place










5 comments:

sara said...

the picture of the batter bowl with all the little finger prints made my heart smile! lots of memories came flooding back!

The Bug said...

Sweet little flower...

LuAnn said...

I can't even give you a favorite. They are all so precious. But do love that batter bowl.

Ashley Beth said...

Indeed signs of life! This current chapter in your story might be viewed through a different lens but each day will have sticky, beautiful, messy signs of life. Your life is shining brightly for all of us to see & to give glory to God for. Thinking of you and praying for you daily!

Momagoose said...

Beautiful post! Living with this kind of heart is to truly live. Love u!