Monday, May 24, 2010

Multitude Monday

I am linking up with A Holy Experience to find the gifts in the everyday.

It is a gift....

when the dawn wakes me up,
the cold slowing as the earth spins

when winter fades into spring
and the birds sing their happy songs,
the blooms painting their backyard

when toddlers toddle into our room before the sun
and climb under the warm blankets with cold toes

when I hear my mother and sisters laugh

when bad news isn't as bad as it could get

       when a toy becomes a keepsake:

    I wear around my neck, an image
    of a miracle. Folklore says that
    bees shouldn't be able to fly.
    I know the miracle lies within the fact that
    they even exist.

When HE died for me and made my heart clean so that I could learn to know him.

  holy experience


 
 
 

41 comments:

APARNA said...

Thank you for your comment...

Your post was interesting...but I think I will need to read it at home to get the full depth and not during my work hours ...lol

Heather of Swallowing A Moose said...

Beautiful Thanks! :)

The Empress said...

In the stillness, is when I get the time to ponder his sacrifice.

I always tell my children, what God has done for me, I know I could never do.

Would I be able to watch my child nailed to the cross to save others? That is a quick and easy NO.

We must think on this, the sacrifice.

L said...

Beautiful poem Alexis, so eloquently written... "I know the miracle lies in tha fact that they even exist". True.

Alexis said...

Aparna,
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Heather,
I love your title, Swallowing a Moose!

Alexis said...

Empress,
Beautiful comment! My kids are still so young and I've explained a little about those things but I'm excited for the day that they fully understand.

L,
Thank you for reading and for your kind words.

Jodi said...

I love your writing, Alexis, even your list is poetic.

Camille said...

Beautiful poetry! How lovely that you record your list in a poem...I agree with you SO much on the LORD and all HE did for us!! How blessed we are. Oh and the "everyday" things that are recorded are wonderful. :)

Blessings,
Camille

Alexis said...

Jodi,
Thank you!

Alexis said...

Camille,
Thank you for visiting! It is so good to take time at the beginning of the week and record all these gifts. It forces me to open my eyes!

Annesta said...

Beautiful poem.
Thank you
~a

Amy Danielle said...

Sweet words, deep thoughts, love, love, love it!

PS- I added you to my blog list on my page. :)

Alexis said...

Thank you Annesta.

Alexis said...

Amy,
Thank you for reading and for the blog list spot!

Stacey said...

Isn't it great to start the week with gratitude? I love what you said about the honeybee. I am celebrating a miracle today too! Thanks for the reminder, that God is a God of the impossible!

Julie said...

Alexis,

Thanks for stopping by! Its nice to gt to see everyones list and get a different perspective on things.

I love "when bad news isn't as bad as it could get" Oh how true!

Looking forward to reading more from you!

Julie

Alexis said...

Stacey,
It is!!

Julie,
Your welcome and thank you for dropping by mine!

emily wierenga said...

"when bad news isn't as bad as it could get"... i needed this. you breathe beauty...

Annie said...

I'm only just responding from your comment on my blog last week - thank you! I LOVE your blog title! I also love this poem - it's so beautifully written!

Samantha Bennett said...

Reading this poem was such a beautiful way to start my day! Love your thoughts on our creator and his creation!

Busy Mummy said...

HI Alexis

Thanks for the comment :) That post was really hard for me to write because I had to face myself and I didnt like what I saw! - but I know that God never gives up so I won't either!

Hope the weather is nice up your way, we're freezing cold here :(

Alexis said...

Emily,
It is easier to say those words after the fact. I need to engraved that on my brain!
Annie,
Thank you and I have three kids, sometimes I never remember again!

Alexis said...

Busy Mummy,
Sometimes the best lessons are the ones we don't want to learn, huh!
Samantha,
Thank you for dropping by. Our creator gives us the best muses!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

This is just beautiful! Love the "when a toy becomes a keepsake" line. It conjures up all kinds of things in me. :)

Graceful said...

Oh! I love the gratitude list in the form of a poem. Very nicely done.

Alexis said...

Graceful,
Thanks for stopping by. I really loved joining in the Gratitude!

Alexis said...

Flower Patch Farmgirl,
My girls played with that bee for a few days and then it somehow ended up in the couch so I made a necklace out of it!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! So thankful to have found your lovely little part of blogland.

Blessings to you.

jennifer

Alexis said...

Jennifer,
Thank you for stopping by!

Julie Musil said...

Beautiful work.

Alexis said...

Thank you Julie!

SuzyQ said...

Your write so beautifully.
I love this "poem" of gratitude!

Alexis said...

SuzyQ,
Thank you for dropping by and for the sweet compliment!

Bob West said...

I enjoyed you blog! Very insightful
Hopefully, you'll get a lot out of mine.
God Bless, Bob West
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

Julie Musil said...

Alexis, please drop by my blog when you have a moment. I have something for you!

s. m. leisinger said...

What a wonderful perspective. Thankyou for stopping by on my blog!

decdiva1 said...

what a beautiful poem and outlook on life! thanks for coming to my blog so i could find yours! praise God for your "blossoming" relationship with Jesus! blessings, decorating diva

emily wierenga said...

i just want you to know how much your comments encourage, alexis... thank you. xo

Alexis said...

Bob,
Thank you for stopping.g by, I will check out your blog!

Sharla,
Thanks and your welcome, I just loved your last post!

Alexis said...

Diva,
Thanks for dropping by!

Alexis said...

Emily,
You are SO welcome! :)