Thursday, February 12, 2009


It's been awhile since I've written. And I'm not really sure what's holding me back...

Nearly four years ago I carved out this spot for my thoughts, never knowing that it would become a place of safe-keeping for my memories; a guardian of my most precious moments, reflections and joys. It has become a part of me and lately, I have missed that.

Life has its share of ebbs and flows. The tide comes in bringing promise and hope; a new day, a new start. And it goes out, taking the familiar, old dreams and "what might have been." A long time ago I read a quote that said, "If you want to make God laugh, just tell Him your plans."


Life never happens the way we intend. Sometimes it surprises us with obstacles and we lose our footing as we waver on the footbridge of our days. And other times we look out a seemingly bland window and are greeted by a magnificent sky.

It's time to walk out to the waves, wet my feet...and jump in.
Life marches on. And I want to be part of the band.


Mike said...

glad to see you of my places to visit!

Salty said...

Timely thoughts for these uncertain times Lori.
Of course I love your beautiful sky also!

martie said...

A lot of good truth in those words. We all need to 'jump in' and get our feet wet, no matter how difficult the times.

Stop over and see what award I have left for you.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

I've missed you Lori... Life does bring us challenges along with the fun-stuff. I hope your life is GOOD now!!!!


srp said...

I am wondering if "jumping in" is even an option now... it sometimes looks more like an approaching tidal wave. But, you're absolutely right... we must make God chuckle with all our misplaced plans. I thank Him for knowing His plan for me... because I have no clue on my own.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I want to be a part of that band too, Lori ;) I need to start posting again.

Thank you for your well-wishes ;)
Sandy and I enjoyed our first Valentine's Day as a married couple.

clew said...

Hi Lori, thanks for visiting me the other day! I too have been away from blogging - I miss it and I miss you. You enrich my life, dear friend :) -

Nice post! xoxox

Jamie Dawn said...

Tell God our plans... yes, that is indeed a way to cause a celestial chuckle.
Our plans certainly get changed along the way, don't they?
You write so well.
This short post is an excellent little essay, almost like poetry.
Jump in and blog whenever you want. The great thing is that this is YOUR blog, and you get to decide when you want to write and when you need a break.
I hope you are doing well and that life hasn't been slapping you around too much lately.