Wednesday, February 21, 2007

First the Sky

I was riding in the passenger seat of my husbands truck. A combination of bad shocks and the fact that we were running late, only added to the countless number of times that I squeezed my eyes shut and white knuckled the handle on the dashboard. Needless to say, it was a very painful ride, which was fine because we were on the way to my doctors appointment. I sat back to relax at a stoplight and my eyes enjoyed the bright clear blue of the morning sky. It took awhile to notice the round shatter in the windshield right in front of me. I frowned as I stared at this scar that now obstructed my view of the perfect sky, but it soon turned into a smile as I thought...isn't life just like that? I was just glad that my natural instinct was to see the blue sky first.


Blogger Mary Timme said...

Yep, some days are just like that. Have a great one, Darlene.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

It is indeed nice that you first looked at the blue sky. Flaws are everywhere, but the good is always greater.

XO Sophie

2:21 PM  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

Hope Your Dr. appt. went alright! Thinking of YOU Darlene! LOVE and prayers to you sweet one! xo, Cinda

2:42 PM  
Blogger Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Your posts always touch me deeply and your pics are stunning! Yours is my favorite blog :-) Keep looking at the bright side of life!!

Dagmar from Germany

2:48 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

I am loving that you can see past the scar in the window and see the blue sky. Just like life!

loving you

2:51 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

What a great outlook. You remind me of my 6 yr old Liam - everything is positive first with him. Love that. You rock!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

This made me think of that Mary Chapin Carpenter song, "Sometimes you're the windshield/sometimes you're the bug."

Hang in there!!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Hi Darlene:
I've had fun checking in with you each day on my trip south, but usually don't have time to comment. Loved the photo...and to think you are going to help me learn. Can't want to see you. Praying this was a positive doctors visit. Please hug Mark and J for me.
Love and Hugs

3:56 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

I love you sweetness your such a darling soul. I hope your okay.
Prayers and Blessings.

4:08 PM  
Blogger bee said...

this photo is gorgeous...i was like, "really? that's what that is?"

i love the sentiment, too.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

The "Law of Attraction" is alive, well and working on you. Keep attracting the sky and other good things to you.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Chulita said...

Wow, that's wonderful that you hadn't noticed the window scare because all you could see was the blue sky beyond it! That tells alot about you.

Hope all is well with your health. Lots of love. :)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Star said...

It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it? Keep the smile going!

Hugs to you,


6:47 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

What a beautiful post. And I love the photo! Hope your visit to the dr went well.

10:19 PM  
Blogger amy said...

I love the idea that the first thing you noticed was the blue sky.

11:25 PM  
Blogger ~Bek~ said...

I love that you saw the bright blue sky first honey...
And the crack in the window... didnt stop you from seeing the blue.
That is just like you.

12:00 AM  
Anonymous suzie q said...

You are so very precious, Darlene. Bless that beautiful blueness, and you! Hope all went well at the Dr's, and that things are looking up.
Love you xXx

4:17 AM  
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11:48 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...


I hope your life is full of blue skies. You deserve it.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Cindie said...

Oh darlene please don't beat yourself up about 10 pounds. You have all been through so much and now really isn't the time to worry about a little extra weight.

I am Portuguese and know that when i was a little girl often my relatives would make hurtful remarks about my weight as I was a chubby little girl. It hurt and then many years later I became anorexic. It took me a long time to feel better about who I am.

read Pslam 139 sweet sister.

Sending hugs to you

7:19 PM  

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