Thursday, May 26, 2011

new growth


I woke up this morning emotional.  My first feelings were of complete disgust.  The sun was streaming in my windows though my blinds and it was only 6:00 in the morning! How dare the sun wake me up...ugh!   In the moments that it took me to throw off my covers and stomp to the bathroom my mood mellowed and by the time I got downstairs to make breakfast it had swung all the way over to complete gratitude and joy.



You see I live in the most beautiful spot.  My backyard has the most gorgeous views ever.  Even though our house sits smack in the middle of suburbia, the back of it faces a gorgeous farm and the most beautiful pasture you can imagine.  For this farmgirl is it complete bliss. 




You all know cows are one of my most favorite things in the world, and then with all the rain we've been having it's just utopia.  Everything is growing, thriving. ..bursting with an almost neon color.  Let's just say it isn't lost on me.  I appreciate color SO much.  I crave color.  That's why Winter about does me in.  Months of nothing but grey and white.  It sends shivers down my spine.


Anyway we are in a new season.  One of growth.  That's why Spring is my favorite time of year.  I love the thought of stretching...of digging deeper into the earth and taking root.  I'm going through a similar process.  I'm experiencing my own growth spurt.  It's just in the seedling stage right now.  The seed has been planted and it's all covered with dirt...literally;)  I have no idea what I will become...what the end result will be.  But I'm expected God to bring forth something beautiful.  I'm trusting that even though the process is painful the final outcome will be breathtaking.








Have a blessed day.

 







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34 comments:

  1. I am praying you will always have the view of cows. XO

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  2. I love to see cows lounging in the pasture. I pray for you and your "new" adventure ahead. You are going to thrive girl! xoxo

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  3. We are having the BEST spring EVER in the mid-Atlantic. Our spring usually lasts one week then the temps soar into the 90's with oppressive humidity. We've had 4 weeks of wonderful temps and low humidity (ok, there've been a few oppressive days), but on the whole... blissful.

    I'm glad you Snapped Out Of It.

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  4. What a beautiful view indeed!!! So much inspiration!!Lucky:O) Have a great day!!!

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  5. I can see how it would be hard to stay in a bad mood after looking out your window. Can we trade windows? You are more than welcome to look out at my lovely block wall with bird poop on it.

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  6. That's your view from your backyard, really?, Amazing. You are a lucky girl. Lifting you up in prayer during your growth spurt. You better share about it ;)

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  7. this looks like my backyard for over 31 years only we have Jersey cows, yeah you know the ones with the big huge brown eyes? Living on a farm is the BEST place to raise a family too! Becky, I love your photos...very nice eye you have!

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  8. this is why i need to get my hind-quarters up there and VISIT YOU. :)

    praying for bountiful growth in you and me both

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  9. You have the best view in all of suburbia!!! And I'm certain the new growth is going to be not only breathtaking but also a masterpiece! Praying over all that growing to be done. : )

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  10. Hm. I have a feeling the new growth is going to look awfully good on you. :) You know I cannot WAIT till you can shout it from the rooftops and I cannot WAIT to watch as God unfolds his blessings on you and your sweet farmgirl family. :)

    New seasons are so good. And they give you so many new colors to be inspired by. So many new landscapes to paint. :)

    PS. It's been raining here non-stop too! What's up with that???

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  11. It still amazes me that God knows just what you need and presents it just when you need it!

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  12. There's nothing more beautiful to me, than cows in a bright green field (well maybe horses in a bright green field).

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  13. I agree that with all of the rain we have had, everything is SO GREEN!!!! It's pretty, just wish we could have some more SUNNY days to enjoy the beautiful lush green grass. Praying that your new season of growth is a beautiful one. :)

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  14. Oh, I love your view. It's funny how the grass is always greener on the other side because I have woods and can see the beach four minutes from our house, but I yearn for fields of dandelions and cows and mountains and creeks. Can't have it all. Whenever I travel anywhere outside of home now, a barn is always on the agenda. "Find me a barn." I have to get my barn picture. I got one in Utah last year and one in Michigan this year.

    I always love your thoughtful comments. You are a good soul, pretty mama.

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  15. i love cows too~ your view is stunning!!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  16. My grandparents owned a dairy farm in upstate NY when I was a kid.....I LOOOOOVE farms and appreciate farmers so much for their hard work! I enjoyed your pictures so very much! Love spring too!

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  17. Oh my goodness, those gorgeous views could certainly brighten anyone's day indeed. You are truly blessed to live in such a glorious location!

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  18. I am completely with you...winter always just about does me in too!!! I tell my husband that i'm not bipolar....just bisolar!!! heehee!!! I go crazy in the winter. But now spring is here and even on the rainy days it's just beautiful:)

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  19. I think we're all feeling like we're being reborn again - - after such a long, dreary winter season of being huddled inside. We're all ready to sprout and grow and just drink in the warmth and sunshine! You are very blessed to have such a beautiful view from your window while living so close to the city, Becky! :) So pretty! Wishing you a blessed holiday weekend!

    xoxo laurie

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  20. I grew up on a farm too-- and I had a cow collection until recently (got tired of dusting them) Wishing we'd have more sun here... rain rain rain... and cold again. So ready for spring/summer. Loved your Beth Moore post. Awesomeness!!

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  21. Our weather is so similar Becky ~ I think all the rain this spring brought on a bumper crop of dandelions! They look so nice along the road ~ I am loving all the green ~ the new shoots ~ digging in the dirt and planting. It's like a huge sigh ~ ahhhh it is finally here. Have a wonderful long week-end you sweet girl. xo

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  22. You know I agree 100%! I love how much color we have right now, it is just so green and pretty! Now, if I could just see cows in my back yard, I would love it!

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  23. This so made me smile today!
    Perfectly said.

    Love the pics - love the cows - love your spirit of gratitude and joy...

    and I'm also glad to know that I'm not the ONLY one who wakes up a lil' crabby every now and then! {okay, maybe way too often! ha ha!}

    We turn it around though - so it's all good.

    Loved this.

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  24. Looks like you have a great view...literally & figuratively:) Growth is good! And springtime {aaah} my favorite time of year, too;)

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  25. Such an honest girl you are. :) Love it when people are real like you are, as that is how I tend to be as well. Growth is a good thing, even when it's tough, it makes for a better person in the end. You are already a beautiful gal on the outside and inside, so can only imagine what will get better.
    Enjoy your week-end with family.
    ~Gretchen~

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  26. LOVE the cows... Every time I drive down that country road, and past my yellow barn I think of you... and our fun day!

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  27. "I'm trusting that even though the process is painful the final outcome will be breathtaking."...Me Too girl, Me Too!!!(said with tears in my eyes & hope in my heart!)

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  28. oh friend, i CRAVE color too! and yes, winter does me in as well. i cannot get enough of spring and her hues. love you!

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  29. I with you. I love our backyard view of the cows and all things growing. I've said (often) I think I can actually see the grass growing out there and right now that pasture is FULL of little yellow buttercups and black cows, plus one little brown calf who sticks out like a sore thumb.

    So peaceful. I'll be thinking of you in your growing season. Great post.

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  30. I loved this Thursday and I want to share it with you
    Job's life is but your life and mine written in larger text...So, then, though we may not know what trials wait on any of us, we can believe that, as the days in which Job wrestled with his dark maladies are the only days that make him worth remembrance, and but for which his name had never been written in the Book of Life, so the days through which we struggle, finding no way, but never losing the light, will be the most significant we are called to live..

    Your most significant days are coming and will be worth remembering:)
    xo

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  31. I've been in a very simar spot...a seedling. But at least I know growth and more abundant life in Him is promised. I have felt His hands tenderly tilling deep into the soil of my heart...readying it for this new growth. His ways are good. Glad to be in this place with you!

    Xo,
    Linsey

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  32. i love 'new growth'... perfect. can't wait to see what you've planted.

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