Wednesday, April 29, 2009

summertime.

do you know that moment, just before summer sets in, but springtime is coming to an end? it is the end of the beautiful blooms, but the looming of summertime bar-b-ques & fireworks. just before the warm of the summer sets in. just before the beaches are packed full of people. just before the everything starts getting fun and crazy. smiles on faces. school is almost out. summer is beginning to start. its coming, but not so far ahead that you cannot see the warmth of the summer sun. it is the beautiful moments of spring & summer all rolled into a moment that constantly takes your breath away because you can see and hear the creation of God. you can experience it first hand. the craftmanship of the Lord. it is beautiful. it is magnificent. it is breathtaking.

this is one of my favorite moments of the year. our summers are crazy fun. they are filled with tons of ministry (our home is always open to our students). they are filled with a lot of trips to the beach. bar-b-ques in the backyard. park days. bike rides. trips to hume lake. it brings a smile to my face. oh i am so excited. that upcoming happiness gets me all excited for the summer. last year i set out to make a quilt that captured the craziness of our summer. the delight of our springtime experience. something that was fun. that was bright. that was happy. and i finished it! i love it. it makes me smile. it reminds me of that moment at the end of the peaceful, beautiful, wonderful spring & the excitement of the crazy, fabulous, sunfilled summer months.

4 comments:

joy said...

can we see a bigger picture of the quilt? it looks so beautiful and just like summertime!

Linda Z said...

That is beau*ti*ful!!! It looks just like summer! :)

Renelle and Cole said...

Yeah girl...you finished it! :) It was awesome when I saw it and it wasn't even finished yet. :) I'm so excited for summertime too. I hope I'll get to spend a little of our summertime together!!! Beach days and bbq's sounds great! :)

Mama Mote said...

I was going to say the same thing. It would be fun to see the whole quilt. Sorry we didn't get together before I left. Can't believe I'm actually gone from SLO now, but am trying to make our little abode a home. Will continue to keep up with your blog.