Good Morning! This morning is cold, crisp and gorgeous! I love to see the sun glistening off of the snow in the morning light. It is a bit too cold, even for this northerner, so I will stay inside today!
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of my 29th birthday and it was also the best evening to view the Geminid showers. At 10:30pm last night Corynn and I decided to take a drive out to Dinwiddie Church to do some stargazing. We do this every now and then and we always find new spots to view from. We stopped there and then crept down the road to view from a nearby field. We saw about 10 comets in a 20 minute time period. It was so much fun to hear the “awws and oohs” coming from the passenger seat! When I finally saw my first one I just about jumped out of my seat. haha. There is nothing greater than seeing a falling star. That is one love that Corynn and I share. We both love, love, love creation.
It all started with my parents. They are lovers of creation and my sister and I both share this love for the power of God through nature. Mom and Dad always took the time to point out the little things to us, like flowers blooming and bees buzzing. Dad used to be a beekeeper and I was always amazed at the honeycombs inside the box. Still am! As kids they took us here and there- always showing us new things. I remember many Sunday afternoon rides with no destination in mind, but many adventures! It usually involved ice cream! :):) Still does and now it is on 2 wheels with our kids! Thanks Mom and Dad!
I also have to thank Rick Powers and Sussie Slaugenhaupt Hitt for this love of creation -they taught us well in SS! Thank you obedient servants! Your teachings live on!
Anyway- when I got up this morning there was this beautiful poem written by Corynn posted on Facebook. I just had to share it with you all. She is a young woman chasing fast after God’s heart and I admire her more and more everyday. So I hope you will take the time to ponder the words, and hear her heart. Have a blessed day and take some time to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation this winter.
Geminid showers make me feel poetic
by Corynn Godwin
i watched the clouds
race their heavenly forms
across a midnight sky,
and i dreamed.
sometimes i like to pretend
that i am as beautiful as the stars,
as normal as the moon,
and as rare as Haley’s Comet.
somewhere amongst the stars and cosmic dust,
the Milky Way is my homeland,
the Cat Eye Nebula is my New York City.
i like to dance with the Aurora Borealis,
calling them by name
until daybreak chases my waltz partners away.
i like to paint with the sunrise,
coaxing the sun from its hiding place
with colors so fabulous
even the mighty Himalayas praise God.
and i smile,
for His artwork is far greater than mine.
as my fears drop like shooting stars,
they burn like comets.
now, i am as free as Orion,
although i was never really chained to begin with.