Saturday, October 2, 2010

Promised Land

A tiny answered prayer, snuggled in purple pajamas with feet, is fast asleep in her cozy nest for the night. Echoes of an Irish Lullaby danced in the shadows of our home as I took steps around the creaks in the floor of the only room she's known.



Sitting down after The Little Poky Puppy and The Little Red Hen have been put to bed, my body starts to relax, my heart is full, and all is still.

I close my eyes and can feel the dust of harvest on my skin and can see the fields of gold that surrounded us tonight. I wonder if it's what Heaven will look like.

Does Jesus let the sunshine down on the honeyed fields to give us a little hope for Tomorrow?

Tonight, little chubby cheeks full of applesauce sitting on her Daddy's lap for supper in the outdoors, gave me hope. Hope that whispered prayers don't fall on deaf ears.

In the hush of that big ol' prairie sky, I'll crawl into my own nest, waiting for my husband to come in from the field, I'll say a prayer and drift off. I'm choosing to remember Hope. Those moments, even when they are day after day, and you feel like the skin on your hand is peeled right off from hanging onto that last knot on your rope, remember Hope. Hang onto that golden rope instead and remember there will be another day,take a breath in the knowledge of that fact.









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34 comments:

Shirley said...

Whatever it is you're hoping for, He hears you.

a prairie girl in california said...

wow. Yes I think Jesus does give us those rays of sunshine to keep our hope alive!!! you took my breath away with what you wrote. thank-you!

fernvalley01 said...

Beautiful post!

Grandma K said...

Thank you for the pictures, thank you for the reminder. I choose Hope. Even when the days get dark I will hope.

PACountry said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Both the photos and your writing! Great post! :)

Rain Barnes said...

What a beautiful thing to read first thing on a Sunday morning. I yearn for your honeyeyed fields (the sand dunes and mesquite's of Eastern NM take lots of eye manipulation to find "beauty"). None the less, I am thankful for each tomorrow and for the three full bellies chatting over hot coffee cake at the table this rain soaked morning in the desert. Thanks for your beautiful words and I love you're background/header! Cute!

Red said...

Hope, Beauty & Fields of Gold! This morning I am so thankful to read your inspiring words.

Anna said...

Just beautiful. And I think that sunshine is definitely a gift from Him.

Laine said...

Beautiful Cheyenne!

Lissa said...

beautiful post!

Polly said...

Well, I hope, hope, hope that all your dreams come true!

Your blog looks fabulous btw.

All that open land and sky make me think of a book I once read: "Dancing at the Rascal Fair", by Ivan Doig. Though it was set in Montana. You would enjoy it I think.

And that little girl is just down right beautiful!

CCC said...

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." Alfred Lord Tennison

Denice said...

That was just beautiful. And I hope that whatever you are hoping for comes to be. :)

Denice said...

That was so beautiful! And I hope that whatever you are hoping for comes to be.

NaomiG said...

Beautiful pictures, and beautiful words. Hope is a lovely thing. I will pray you get your hope soon. :-) God Bless!

Crystal said...

Wow that was awesome. and inspiring. I definitly think it brings hope and I think heaven is a beautiful place. WHich means different things to different people, but i would also like to see feilds of gold and grass.

Anonymous said...

Chey- I almost couldn't look at those pictures a 2nd time- they about made my cry... made me lonesome for those Prairies. They are beautiful pics. And you wrote a beautiful blog. There is always Hope. Always. Rach

Sara said...

Awesome post! I love you're pictures!

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Gumbo Lily said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful pictures of prairie farm land. I've enjoyed reading your blog tonight.

Jody

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh, I hope all of this loveliness is a little glimpse of Heaven! Your words are just beautiful here. And we love the Poky Little Puppy, too! I need to go dig that one out. ;)

Cartoon Characters said...

beautiful photos! :)

Dena said...

Absolutely inspiring and beautiful. You have a lovely way with words.

Hugs,
Dena

the cinnamon post said...

really lovely and just what i needed...thank you.

Twig said...

reaally really beautiful post. Thank you!

Jamie said...

Love this post and the pictures!!

Angie Berry said...

Beautiful words, beautiful pictures! You are so fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty. We are so blessed, aren't we?

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Sometimes I'm shocked how God answers me...like in your blog. Thanks and great photos!

MommaHensCoop said...

absolutely beautiful. Thank you for entering my giveaway. I hope to see you keep coming back!

Michelle said...

Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

Becky said...

Love your pictures.

Julie Harward said...

Hi Cheyenne...thanks for your visit to my blog. I had a good feeling visiting yours and I have signed in to follow yours and added you to my blog list. I just love your blog and the pictures and feelings here are wonderful. Come say hi any time ;D

Cowboy mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your neck of the woods, though I've only been there in pictures. I have felt the harvest dust on my face and collected the sunshine to make it through the winter.

Do you write poetry? You Should!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Somehow I missed reading this post till now.....Simply Beautiful!!
Wishing you HOPE!!!

Blessings~~
Julie

Colleen said...

The first verse is so exquisitely beautiful Cheyanne and the entire post is beautiful...you make me homesick for the prairies with pictures like these...
Wonderful writing.

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