My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Monday, September 24, 2007

aaahhhhh, a deep sigh

Well, I don't know whose children are asleep in the room next to me, but I'm not giving them back!!

I guess my hooligans could sense that after last night I was on the verge of leaving them out in the next snowfall (by which time they'll be grown, I'm sure---this is Central Texas...) because this afternoon I had 3 perfect little angels.

Sonshine even sat down, in his chair and read a book while I manned the britches brigade. When he was done he put it back on the shelf....without being asked!

Another cycle has revolved and the tide is back in.

I believe that all things in life are cyclical. I do truly mean all things, on every scale. From the earth's temperature (remember Global Cooling of the 80's?) to a person's hormone levels. A man's hormones cycle over about 24-32 hours, a woman's over 24-32 days. And yes, even the moods and behaviors of my children are cyclical.

The best marriage advice I've ever heard came from the pastor who married us (the first time). She said that being "in love" (which she described as the fireworks and fun, being infatuated with each other) comes and goes like the tide and you have to have "love" (the commitment to each other and the marriage, the deep in your bones love) to get you through the times when the tide is out.
The second best marriage advice I've ever heard was that being and staying married is the hardest job you'll ever hold.

Know that the tide always comes back in. The problem with our society is that we focus on the fact that the tide is currently out, rather than anticipating when it will come back in.

Our lives are on a cycle. As one generation dies out, the next in line takes its place. Each life is also on a cycle. Yesterday was awful, today was wonderful.

Just keep looking for the tide to come back in.
And when it does, stop, take a deep sigh and say a prayer of thanksgiving.



Circle Of Life

From the day we arrived on the planet
And blinking step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than could ever be done

Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as we join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's a leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
on the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with our scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than could ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

In the circle of life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's a leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
on the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

It's the wheel of fortune
It's a leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
on the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Quick, hop in the bed before they wake up! lol
Hope you get two nice days in a row. 8^)

Heather K said...

I like this cycle concept...how true!!
come on over and see what I have for you. =)

Penless Thoughts said...

True, True words, Sarah!

diana said...

great post. i see that tide coming in as hope - hope for things better and brighter. or at the very least, a return to normalcy (but there's hope in that, too). thanks for your wise words. and i love that song.

jennifer said...

Yes, I agree...marriage is the hardest job one will ever hold, and the most rewarding!