Friday, February 25, 2011

Sometimes You Need a Window

In the early morn today, I leaned toward the bathroom window. 
I could feel the negative six air trying to make its way in. 
Could see the frost along the edges. 
I peered out to see what that kind of cold looks like.
And I was grateful for the window. 

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How hard would it be to live in a house without windows?
In a place where we didn't know what lay beyond?
In a place where we couldn't see what the outside held before we stepped into it?

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But, isn't life just like a house without windows sometimes?
Don't we sit in some seasons, waiting for a window to our future?
Waiting to know what the next part of our life holds for us?
THAT is a hard place.

It's the waiting place and it's unsettling and stirring and stressful. 



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But, it's also the place of  the growing, the process, the maturity.


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It's the place where character is built and 
trust is necessary. 


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Trust is the opposite of fear and that's where we are meant to walk.

And soon enough...


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the waiting ends
there is an opening,
a place to step into. 

Whatever you are waiting on?
Whatever window you need?
It's coming.
It's coming. 


9 comments:

Penelope said...

Wow! You are a beautiful poet! What an AMAZING site! Dropping by from SITS but will be staying awhile!

mountain mama said...

amen! :)

Kathy said...

Thanks for some needed inspiration! Beautiful photos!

Brigetta's Mom said...

I hope the window is BIG!

Tana Adams said...

Thank you for this, I need a window. I'm feeling a bit shipwrecked lately. LOVE the pictures on this post.

Joybird said...

Ah, Brigetta, this is a great analogy. I have been sitting and waiting for a long time. I thought I had a window, but now it looks more like tromp l'oeil and the worst thing is I'm not sure how to tell the difference. So I feel like I am just sitting and waiting again, only this time in the dark.

M Kathy Brown said...

Brigetta ~

Excellent! Exactly the right pics for the words :~) And, what a perfect description of *hope.* Love it.

Kathy

Lissa said...

great post! I spent a long long time learning how to live in trust instead of fear!

emily wierenga said...

this is so beautiful...