Tuesday, May 6, 2014

be all there


















There is beauty in simplicity.  

Today was really simple.  

And beautiful.  


Some days, like when the sun shines, its all there for the taking.  

You don't contemplate anything.  

You just be.  

Outside.  

In the sun.  

"All there." 

Like Crosby, going air-borne, his whole body in flight through the air, retrieving his ball. 

Like the boys, one shooting pucks, one throwing baseballs, both boys- their joyous and raucous laughter echoing through the open windows, long after the sun sunk below the horizon.

Like their mama- 

chasing

 relishing

 reading

 bare-footing

 sun-soaking

 cherishing.


Because tomorrow?

This mama will be deeply surrendering.

Meditating.

Praying.

MRI- brain- scanning.

Opening wide-

receiving.




How can I pray for you?  Please leave a request in the comments or email me-vwestra14@gmail.com













25 comments:

  1. I will be praying for you. Rest in those Everlasting Arms xxx.

    But if you want to shoot an arrow prayer up on my behalf, pray that I find my Amtrak station in downtown Seattle okay, that I don't miss my train. Trains in Europe now make more sense to me than here. Yikes!

    Thinking of you; thanks for these lovely photos :-)

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  2. I will pray for you as well Susan. Traveling alone takes a confidence and ability to maneuver in oftentimes unpredictable ways. Praying all goes smoothly and you travel as safely as possible. I'll be thinking of you!

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  3. Pray for the world to find peace, sanity, sensibility, charity, kindness, compassion in all things. And I'll say a prayer for you too. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Just thinking of you at home with the horses, the dogs, the chicks, just nature all around- makes me feel peaceful and calm. Just think of me as you go about your day and the universe will hear you :) I will indeed include all of those things in my prayers!

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  4. Vicky - we could use a pray to help us in Wahpeton find the missing NDSCS student Andrew Sadek... Missing kids no matter what age make my heart ache. I pray for the safe return to his parents.

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    1. Andrew will be on my list- so heartbreaking to not know. Praying for the best possible outcome and for peace and comfort for his family and friends as they continue to search.

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  5. Praying for your day tomorrow that peace and joy be your constant companions. I am thankful you can enjoy days where the small things make you happy and you can be in the moment. A prayer for me to be in the moment as well. This Saturday my two oldest children graduate from college. We are so proud of them and their hard work. We are in the middle of a big renovation of our home and they are coming back home to live. I don't want to be caught up n details and just enjoy and celebrate their accomplishments.

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    1. Jenny~ sounds beautiful! I have no doubt you will celebrate and enjoy- make some good memories!! Thank you for the prayers~

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  6. Hi Vicky - I will continue to pray for you. I could use a prayer for my mom. Today was her first day of chemo. She did well, but I'm scared for what is to come later this week and in the near future - nausea, vomiting, and she will likely lose her hair fairly soon. You and my mom and both strong ladies (and great writers).

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    1. Oh Kristi, I'm adding her to my list and praying she gets through this week okay. They should really be able to help her with nausea- if one med doesn't work- be sure to ask for another one. And if she does vomit, she can always go in for fluids- don't be shy about calling her doctor, nurse, or infusion center- they will help your mom through! Prayers going out to her and for you too- she is lucky to have you by her side in all of this~

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  7. Vicky, I have always loved spring, and yesterday, the sun was an absolute gift. I don't think anyone can possibly appreciate spring as much as those of us who lived most of our year chilled to the bone. Thanks for reminding me of its blissful loveliness. Loving you from across the river, and looking forward to what feels like a long-awaited coffee soon, I hope. XXOO and many prayers...

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    1. Roxane- so true- I always say we "earn" our springs and have a deep level of appreciation for them. Yes- coffee soon would be great~ xxoo

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  8. I've been lacking in blog posting lately, but just know that I'm always thinking of you Vicky. Good luck with your MRI. Happy spring and sunshine!!!

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    1. Lisa- you have so much on your plate right now and stepping away from blogging for a bit is never a bad thing :) So great to see you here- and I pray you are receiving some of that sunshine as well!

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  9. Oh my sweet friend.
    First, I LOVE the new look of your blog-the gorgeous eggs, perfect words to describe you floating over them, and now pictures of real, green grass in Minnesota. And flower buds, and Crosby flying, and even sun shining and bare-foot escapades. It sounds like a perfect day!

    Wherever you are, be all there. And you were..all the sights and sounds of spring, finally!
    You will be in my prayers tomorrow with the MRI. Prayers for peace knowing all is well.
    Could you pray for my youngest daughter, that she would know God's peace and
    assurance. Thank you, dear friend.

    Praying and praying...and I won't stop!
    Love Linda

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    1. My blog friend, Karen, does the blog makeover and header for me for me- how lucky am I? Very! Yes- I will add your daughter to my list- so blessed to know so many will get extra prayers today- hehe- many prayers considering how long it may take for me to fall asleep. Love and blessings to you~

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  10. Beautiful, mindful post. You will be in my prayers as always. Have a wonderful Mothers Day.

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    1. Thank you Katie- Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  11. Praying todaySweetie...and holding your wisdom so close to my heart today. Love you much and your amazing photos filled me with joy this morning xo

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  12. Tonight is Wednesday night the 7th...am assuming you've already had your scan. Such a beautiful post--beautiful in every way. The words. The message. Even in the lovely shape of the words, how they are arranged.
    So much love, Vicky.

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  13. Well I commented on this Tuesday, but apparently my phone is sorely lacking in posting blog comments again! Love the action shots of the pooch - beautiful! Praying for the MRI and results and how to deal with them!

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  14. And we pray for you Vicky, we pray for you and love you. You continue to inspire, encourage and cause our hearts to bow. Grateful for you and your family.

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  15. My dear friend,
    Know that you are wrapped in prayer! Praying the MRI went okay and that you are feeling a sense of His peace.
    Love you to the moon and back!
    Linda

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  16. I came on line...just to check on you..see how I am! still scrubbing and moving... however I want you to know...your in my thoughts..hope all went well...putting you in a bubble of light...many prayers and much love! BIG HUGS!

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  17. LOVE the photos. And the message. And the choosing to choose joy. And Crosby. Oh, I love Crosby. The joy our dogs bring is truly a daily gift from God's tender hand. Must move on quickly to see how the tests went.....

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