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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dearly Beloved

Steak. Asparagus. Cucumbers in vinegar with salt and fresh ground pepper. Simple green salad. Baked potato with sour cream. Ice water. Stories of the day. Dreams of tomorrow. Full tummies.

Family sitting together around the supper table. Dog at our feet hoping something drops. Hummingbird at the feeder. Garden popping up. House clean. Chores done.

Today had rest imbedded. I didn't hardly budge from reclining. I am grateful. Content. And heavy with tiredness. I'm thankful for a life that allows me to indulge in rest when it's needed. My heart, soul, body, and mind needed it. No guilt or shame induced activity happened.

Here's what it looks like. A long soak in a hot bath. Coffee with my favorite mug and thick warmed cream. A down throw to keep the chill off when I dozed. I wrote a little. Read some. Mostly just let my mind wander. A crying jag looped around surprising me in a flash flood. It was wild white water. I kept
afloat-rode it out. More day dreaming. Dozed off again. Sorted out the heart stuff from the head stuff. It's important to know what to purge and what to keep. I only moved from the couch to the love seat, to the porch swing. Dragging my blanket around like Linus. I kept from sucking my thumb. Only just.

Me 'n God needed to love on each other. We needed a belly up, tummy scratchin', foot thumpin', tail waggin' time. I don't know about him, but I'm purring, finally. It took all day and the entire evening to arrive, but I'm here now; at a blissful afterglow. Not exciting, but a peaceful place of quiet rest.

And if you're reading this, I most likely talked with him about you. There was plenty of time today.

We decided again, you are dearly beloved.


S. Etole said...

And so are you ...

em said...

I love how you let yourself be loved on by Jesus...it's so encouraging for me. Love you. xoxo.

M.L. Gallagher said...

And so are you...

beautiful post. imagery. thoughts. tears. feelings. beautiful.

n. davis rosback said...

linus moments
of fluffy
down hugs
heart tugs
warm driks
in mugs
and Love

methinks you are beloved too.

A Simple Country Girl said...


I don't know how to make a heart or blanket or mug with the type-face letters, symbols or doohickies, to that smile will have to do.


Laura said...

Sounds like a perfect day, Kathleen. I'm glad you got this sweet time. Inspiring me to do the same. Is much needed over here!

Maureen said...

It's Wednesday and I'm trying to catch up with posts of favorites I want to read. It's lovely to come to this one, to read of the needed rest taken, and the rest let go, and especially the taking in arms to be hugged. Feeling the arms wrapping and hugging.

Kathleen Overby said...

Thanks for visiting, girls.

Kandi said...

ahhhhh...Kathleen, you teach so well on how to "be", I am learning my friend :)

Dena Dyer said...

Wow. Well said. Love it!

L.L. Barkat said...

oh, yay, you talked with him about me :)

Sounds like a beautiful time.

annkroeker said...

You pray well, rest well, write well, and love well. Thank you for this window into your day.

Nolie said...

This makes me happy.