Friday, November 09, 2007


Codepoke wrote about a place where he spent part of his youth. It got me thinking tonight as I drove to the store. I live at the end of restaurant row now. I’ve traded the woods of my past for big homes and shopping.

As I drove to the store for tomato sauce and a timer for our outside lights I started thinking of that place of peace. It always seemed damp and cool wild violets grew in a small patch with moss around. In the spring the gully would be covered with white blooms from the dogwood as if a magical snow had fallen. In the summer the woods were alive with creatures. If you sat still you could hear them moving about. The fall brought the smell of earth the floor of the woods were covered with colors of leaves. Winter snow brought peace to us. It seemed that the entire world grew silent only the sounds of branches cracking under the weight of the heavy snow were heard.

I miss that place at times.

This Sunday may bring heavy changes to my home.
Uncertainty of what will come of it makes want to search for the place where God speaks through the trees.
If just for a moment of reassurance.


Mark said...

and the mud! after snow, the mud!

Missy said...

Milly, I'll be praying that you feel reassurance with or without the trees. :)

chris said...

Ditto on what Missy said. I know what you mean, though. My thoughts and prayers are with you too

Kansas Bob said...

Finding God in the complex and difficult places of our lives can be such a challenge to our faith. At times I have felt that God was silent for so long.. then when I least expected it He showed up and put things in perspective.. I just wished that I didn't have to wait so long.. I guess that is what patience is all about.

But I'm not going to pray for patience.. for me or you Milly :)

karen said...

This was a very peaceful post, milly...until I got to the last part. I don't know what's happened, but I'm praying for you.

harland said...

I'll be praying that you feel reassurance with or without the trees. :) God Help You