Friday, 28 June 2013

Five Minute Friday / In Between

Happy Friday, Friends! I am linking up with Lisa Jo's Five Minute Friday community today.

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Our house in its current appearance suggests the lives that we are living in between. In between making this house into a home. The bare walls silently speaking of the potential there is to bring beauty into our home and onto these white walls. The swatches of paint that reveal the in between place that we lie in our decision making for what shade of green will be  just right to add a splash of colour; the up-ended, half built cot in the bedroom where our baby will sleep and dream, speaks of the in between place of pregnancy. New life is in the process of developing and pregnancy is that safe and precious place where human life grows.
The preparations for change are evidently underway, all over the house, but currently we are present in the in between stage. And as I look at the in between places, the garden that is not yet a place of beauty, piled high with rubble and rocks, I start to see the beauty that exists in the in between places. The birds that gather to bathe in the garden dust speak life to me, when all I can see is rocks and weeds.
The buds of the peonies in our living room remind me that beauty blossoms over time. And that is exactly where my thoughts settle on the 'in between.' We have time. We have time before our baby arrives, we have time to make decisions about the art that will adorn our walls, and I need to take the time to appreciate the beauty of the in between places, to enjoy the journey of creating life and beauty.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm learning to savor the "in between" times, too, instead of just trying to rush through to the next step of the journey.

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    1. Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by. It is very easy to feel the need to just rush through the in between times, isn't it? Here's to savouring those times rather than rushing them : )

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  2. I love your in between about your home. I am also there too. You have such gorgeous pictures on here. Really love the flowers.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sarah! I love peonies - they are very beautiful, aren't they?

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  3. LOVE the peonies! Not sure why I'm so drawn to them lately, but they are gorgeous! Beautiful shot!

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