Monday, January 11, 2010

Beautiful Sunrises

During those first weeks we moved here I had a million of these little blogs running through my head. All these things I wanted to write about, all these exciting "new" things, exciting changes, exciting adjustments ... but with my computer packed away and no internet at first it obviously didn't happen. There's something about writing at the moment which captures the true thoughts and memories so much more clearly and freshly. I wish I had caught more of those when we first moved so that when I start grumbling (I never do that so it should be a problem ... haha :( ) I can look back and remember all the things that I take for granted.

I already notice this with the sunrise (maybe that's because we haven't had any sun for ... how long? ... so then I don't get to see the sunrise the same either).

I remember the refreshing awe and joy I felt each morning as I watched the sunrise. In the city we had terrible windows. I never realized how bad they were until the kids comments after moving about how we had so many more windows here. I knew I didn't like our windows at the old home ... they were like living in a basement, they were high up and I had to stand on my tippy-toes to see properly out of them, but it didn't even dawn on me until the kids commented that if I had to stand on my tippy-toes they obviously couldn't see anything, the only window they could look out was the front window ... of coures our new house seems to have way more windows when they couldn't see out of any at the old house. At the old house each morning was also greeted by sunlight, just not near as much of it becuase of the type of windows we had, and when I looked out that window I didn't actually get to see the sun, I got to see other houses, or a brick wall depending on what way I looked. Not only was I refreshed by the morning sunrises I was also amazed at how much more light shown into our home with "normal" windows in the open country ... we have to use our lights much less here.

I didn't realize how much I missed the country -the space and the beauty - until we moved back. Each morning I got to enjoy the following view from my kitchen window as I prepped the kid's for school ... it was a refreshing reminder of the beauty of God's creation ... something we so quickly and easily take for granted.

View from the kitchen:
6:43 am



From the Dining Room:

1 comment:

amymom24 said...

I have to admit to feeling slightly jealous at the moment... Someday we'll move back to the country!!! :)