Friday, July 29, 2011

Country Roads Lead Me Home



Walking down this country road, seven sunsets ago I stared up at the vault of Heaven.  My heart streamed out feelings I can't put into words to God, staring at His handiwork in the sky. I didn't even know how to pray, my heart was so heavy thinking of an Auntie whose heart is beating softer, coming to a place where she will soon meet Jesus face to face.


I also knew that within hours I would be bringing another life into this world. A wee little girl who would feel the wind on her cheeks and the sun on her skin for the first time.

I was overwhelmed with the fact how I'm not in control. What was to happen in the next few days, weeks, months-my whole life-it's out of my hands. I can look up at that big lid of blue and remember that someone who loves me is in charge of it all. That our lives here are temporary and my children aren't my own.  I can rest in that, take comfort in that, and know that the little soul that has come into this world will rest in the palm of His hand and that His voice is already speaking to her spirit. I can pray that my Aunt will feel the comfort of her God rocking her to sleep tonight and that she too will rest in the same hand. A hand of eternal love.


He is the one in control when we come into this world and when we take our last breath on Earth. I am grateful for a personal faith. A faith that I'm always reminded of when I walk down that dusty path, that will lead me home.





20 comments:

Deb said...

What a lovely tribute to your aunt. Congratulations on your new baby too. It's a bittersweet time for you.
xo

Julie Harward said...

Hi there, such gorgeous pictures here and sweet thoughts and feeling. Congratulations on the new baby...a baby is a sign that the world will go on. Hope all will be peaceful with your dear aunt. :D

basebell6 said...

great post! congrats on the little one! i had no idea!

A Prairie Girl in California said...

Chey. Your words brought tears to my eyes. it was soo what I needed to hear tonight, thanks for this!
love you...

great pic of the two babies :)

LindaG said...

*hugs* ♥
A Blessed weekend to you all.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt....as one soul leaves this Earth, another is born. Congratulations on the birth of your newest addition.

Take Care,

Jaclyn

Julia said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt...what a beautiful tribute to her. Your pictures are gorgeous and so is that baby!! Congratulations....both of your girls are just darling!

~Julia

Colleen said...

Cheyanne...simply beautiful. You have a way with words that expresses so clearly and vividly bittersweet, almost painful beauty.

I am so sorry to read about your aunt and so overjoyed to read about your baby. Life is so full.

Love Colleen

Cartoon Characters said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog! :)

I can't believe you have any time to read anything what with your new little one! Congratulations!!

Loved this blog. Having worked in nursing - both ends of the spectrum as far as age groups go...I have often pondered on the same things.

Beautiful words by a beautiful person! :)

Love your photos by the way. I spent some time living on the prairies and while I would not want to live there...the countryside always takes my breath away! I really do love it there....

Hugs and beautiful thoughts sent your way....

Rach said...

Chey- what a great post. And Congratulations on your new baby girl! Wishing you all the best...

Libbie said...

Oh Cheyenne! What a sweetie! Love your little girls :)

Bless your heart ...your have the sweetest soul that is focused on Christ...i love that about you!

Hope you have a fun weekend with that family!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful post!!! And congrats on your precious babe!

fernvalley01 said...

Beautiful st, a lovel ribute , and a beautifil baby.Nice to hear form you

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Sweet Cheyenne,
So lovely to see you back!! I have missed reading your wonderful posts and so appreciated this one!
Congratulations and your second "Little Prairie Baby" and from all appearances, he?/she? looks healthy and big sister looks smitten! Ah..new life!!
So comforting to know your Aunt will soon be in her forever home and that you KNOW where she is going! May all of you sense and know the "peace that passes all understanding!"
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!
Hugs my friend~~
Julie

Angie Berry said...

Very touching post my friend! Congratulations on the new addition to your family! So sorry to hear about your aunt.

Praise God that He has control of it ALL! Where would we be without our faith? I for one, don't want to know.

Jaimi_C said...

Beautiful post! May peace be with your aunt and congratulations on the new miracle. I didn't even know you were expecting.
I'm glad to hear from again. You've been on my mind since we haven't heard from you on here in a while. Take Care and God Bless!
Jaimi

NaomiG said...

Ah! So glad to hear from you! Miss your lovely posts. Congratulations on your adorable sweet new baby, and prayers for your family as you go through this time. With Christ, which is FAR better. Such a comfort. Your pictures are gorgeous!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Your pictures are beautiful, as always, and so is your new baby girl. Congratulations!!! I am sure that it is a bitterweet time, but I am praying for you. (((HUGS)))

Crystal said...

Such a cute little baby! And so sorry for your aunt, but it is obviously she is loved.

Glad to hear from you again :)

Jamie said...

That our lives here are temporary and my children aren't my own. I can rest in that, take comfort in that, and know that the little soul that has come into this world will rest in the palm of His hand and that His voice is already speaking to her spirit. - I LOVE THIS and needed to read it today!!! Thanks!!!

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