In my clutter filled life, I often fail to see the little bits of loveliness that surround me.
It is kind of like not being able to see “the trees for the forest.” Because sometimes the forest contains some of those ethereal white blooming Dogwoods that every spring appear by magic and enchant us for a week. So today, (May 22, 2011) that can still be officially called The Day of Grace, I am posting some little bits of loveliness that surrounded me today–Sunday.
Now I don’t want you to think that these little bits of loveliness are indicative of my entire life. If you were to visit my house, I am sure that you would see the forest of chaos and clutter instead of the Dogwoods blooming here and there.
I struggle with the same vision problem.
Like this morning.
I woke up and decided that I could go without a shower. And then in the middle of breakfast, I realized that I really COULD NOT go without a shower, so I skipped breakfast to jump in the shower. However, because I wanted to be ultra “on-top-of-things” I decided to cook some rice, so that dinner would be closer to ready when we got home. A dinner of rice and black beans–loosely translated…this is another “I’ve spent the grocery budget” dinner. I turned everything on High–my favorite volume in life–and left the kitchen. The rice of course burned/burnt and stuck to the pan.
And then when I was unloading the dishwasher I discovered that my green rubber turkey baster had melted onto one of the few remaining goblets (remember the sound of tinkling glass?) that have survived munchkins, marriage, and several moves. It looks like there is a forest green piece of gum stuck on the side of my rare edition Arby’s Christmas Special Goblet.
So you can see in my burnt-rice-breakfasts and my green-gummed-goblet life, I sometimes NEED to focus on Little Bits of Loveliness that surround me–such as the doughnut pictured above. Or that Lovely Girl below.
Not everyone could pull off this head covering, but she can. I love this Lovely Bit of Littleness.
I love hands, and I love this lady. Her hands have loved–you can see it. And doesn’t she looks great with her silver shirt, silver bracelet, and silver ring?
The lady sitting next to me today on Sunday, May 22 the Day of Grace, wore these adorable shoes. I like. I want.
And speaking of shoes, aren’t these tootsies cute. His feetsies are even more adorable without shoes.
Now this sweetheart. . .
. . . she wore these. Her first high heels–purchased by Grandma.
This little porcupine has always made me smile. It is on Little Man’s swing and just goes to show that “you can hug a porcupine.”
And this grubby chubby will melt your heart!
Isn’t the bead work nice? This is what I wore today. My favorite 3/4 length cardigan. The skirt hath ceased to fit a long time since.
But the loveliest Little Bit of Loveliness came from this book here. The Book about the One who is “Altogether Lovely”.
This verse was read in reference to “The Altogether Lovely One.” “If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account.” Philemon v.18
And was followed by this hymn.
I have no idea which Munchkin wrote “3839 Back”, but remember we are focusing on the Dogwoods here, not the Forest of Chaos.
So that “ya’ll” was my Sunday, May 22, 2011.
Well not quite,
This is what my kitchen floor currently looks like. It happened in one pass by my oldest in his baseball cleats. Now normally, I might have made him sweep it up, but he was late for a last minute practice that came up out of nowhere. So yes, I was interrupted by running my boy to a baseball practice while writing this post. And by a little girl NEEDING a sandwich. And by Little Man who almost woke up two hours early from his nap, and by. . .life here at My Whit’s End.
But before I start on that never ending project, let me first finish off this Little Bit of Loveliness that I have been enjoying.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh. A sweet finish.
P.S. For those of you who tuned in for the “Blonde Story”, it is finished. However, I felt the need to post Little Bits of Loveliness” today. Tune in tomorrow for the “Blonde Story”. (And thanks guys for not laughing at my “died hair” spelling. I am sure that it had nothing to do with the hair color I was writing about.
Joanna BuchananAmen. and Amen!Sunday at 6:06pm ·LikeUnlike
Allison Libbe MackewichLoving your daily notes!Sunday at 7:17pm ·LikeUnlike
Natalie BuchananAnna has that same dress and scarf! I love your dogwoods. Rebecca I don’t know how you do it by yourself. I struggle and Peter isn’t gone all the time just extremely busy with all of his stuff. We have been enjoying your notes! You truely have a talent. Love you and your beautiful family!Sunday at 8:25pm ·LikeUnlike · 1 personLoading…
Rebecca WhitakerOkay, you are now officially entitled to send me a picture of your Lovely in her dress. We may not be able to get them together, but we can at least keep them aquainted by pictures.Sunday at 10:13pm ·LikeUnlike
Diane BremanThanks for sharing, Rebecca. You are a real inspiration and encouragement and thanks for being so real:)Sunday at 11:13pm ·LikeUnlike
Linda HunsbergerI enjoyed this so much Rebecca! I should also add that Tom mentioned Michigan Camp yesterday and our Rebecca said, “If we go I hope Rebecca Whitaker will be there.” You are obviously her fondest memory of Camp.Monday at 8:46am ·LikeUnlike
Natalie BuchananI will take a picture on Sunday. Anna enjoyed looking at the picture of your girls. I am not near as good at posting pictures as you are.Monday at 10:15am ·LikeUnlike
Rebecca Whitaker@ Linda. We Rebecca’s always seem to be “kindred spirits” Love to all!Monday at 2:43pm ·LikeUnlike
Rebecca Whitaker@Allison. My Hunni is in love with your little guy. He always looks at the pictures you post. He said, “I don’t know what it is about him, but I think he is so cute.”Monday at 2:44pm ·LikeUnlike