March 26, 2009

Guaranteed Mystery.



"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us."

-Anne Lamott


Just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you for your precious emails and comments on my last post. They have blessed me more than I can begin to convey.

I am feeling very alive. Very raw. Like life is a wild animal and I'm not sure what to expect from it. Is it going to dart mysteriously away into the thicket once again? Is it going to befriend me all Mowgli & Baloo-like and keep me safe from harm?

Or is it only moments away from chomping my face off?

Ahh, the joys of the mysteries of life.

It's only mundane if you allow it to be, no?

9 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

I wish I had a witty quote to throw at you. But I don't.

I need to read your last post again...I think I missed it.

Karen, Scott, and Jared said...

i love that you quote anne lamott because she always reminds me of you... such a beautiful writer. God uses you in ways you don't even know.

(love that picture too!)

Amanda said...

"Life is only mundane if you allow it to be, no?"

Amen.

Newer reader here, and I just wanted to drop by and say you have a wonderful blog going on here!

becca said...

You are so cool and inspiring and also adorable! :)

Candace said...

um....do you know how incredibly beautiful you are!!! I love you and miss that little monkey!!!!!

misguided mommy said...

so totally off topic but i think you need pics of the boys wearing the yellow beanie.

also, funny thing. i used to hate that thing, and now i love it and i get sad when you dont have a picture with it for a while.

that is becoming my new favorite color. i'm trying to find a perfect shirt in that color, and perhaps some shoes. but now you've got me thinking that i want a hat just like yours!

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misguided mommy said...

ps. i'm really really loving the dark hair.

pps i did earth hour too! we rock. it was so hard though because i am TERRIFIED of the dark, and i didnt think to light candles until after i turned out all the lights so i was wandering around with nothing but the flame on my candle lighter and i nearly peed my pants i was so afraid. (i was home alone)

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Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Love Anne L!

Adorable picture. And congratulations on your new sense of purpose and self!

katie jean said...

yep yep. this is how i live my life. anne lamott is one of my literary mama's. i got to meet her once but couldn't even share with her all she had given me because i was so afraid of being that cliche fan, ah well, she would have just pulled me into a darling hug, i should've gone for it. the secret to happiness is only in noticing it, for it's there in even the worst moments--all you need are open eyes. cheers.