What’s On My Mind

It is late.
The computer screen glimmers and
only the light over the sink shines bright gold in dusky
darkness.
And
I am wide awake.
The product of coffee late
at night.
Mistake?
or not because
it was
sweet coffee
and conversation
with my love
but now I am here.
Here.
Wide awake.
With thoughts of pending trip
upon me
and thoughts of life
in WNC
within me.
I do not regret
the coffee- though
sleep is elusive.
I ponder
the Irish Blessing
carefully chosen
to be wrapped in special
Mr and Mrs Paper and delivered
on celebration day.
I ponder carefully crafted words
and
hope they bless.
I ponder packing and lists
and piles
and dust.
There are some
household
duties
that need
some serious attending.
I need to clean and pack and prepare food.
I ponder sickie children-
coughing in the night
with hoarse little voices.
I ponder the beautiful home
we visited today, sweet with Christ’s love
and healthy family relationships.
The banquet I attended and how nice
it was to sit with women at a grown-up
table and enjoy a meal together and be
utterly inspired and exhorted
by an amazing, godly woman.
I ponder leaving and the uncertain feeling
of how I need to get back
to our strong school rhythm-
but the free-spirit part
flies to experience a new trip of memories…
I hear a baby crying in the darkness-
with a hoarse cough in his voice
and I fly.

4 thoughts on “What’s On My Mind

  1. Rebecca, i love reading your blog,….you actually can transport me right into your house. See you soon

  2. Sarah-
    I have been “away” from this space so long… it is good to be back. Thank you for commenting on my blog! You are so kind. We had a wonderful trip- Thank you!
    I am hoping to write again- more regularly. Back in the swing of life… per se.
    So glad to read the good news about your little one! Still praying,
    Rebecca

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