Monday, November 06, 2006

MAGIC

Last Thursday started the beginning of a few crappy days for me. But in the middle of that, I experienced some magic:

Magical moment 1: Saturday night, after working in the yard all day long, I asked my daughter if she wanted to make a bonfire. By the time we gathered our wood, it was dark out. I tried to light the fire but couldn't keep it lit. I couldn't find any lighter fluid and couldn't get the gas can open. What to do...what to do?? I looked around the house for something combustible...why not try......cooking oil? Ummm, all I had was olive oil. It didn't work too well. She looked at me and said, "We are such chicks. We just used olive oil to fuel a fire. " That cracked us both up. After mentally reviewing a few Survivor episodes, I finally did build a roaring fire. We laughed all night. Especially when I gave her this sage advice- "Ow...that was stupid...Never pick up a burning log!" More laughter. I administered first aid to myself using a bag of frozen spinach because we had no ice. We sat and watched the fire until only the embers were left, dancing their mystical glowing dance.

Magical moment 2: More yard work on Sunday. My daughter came out to help. We heard this tapping sound and I was sure it was a woodpecker. Sure enough, an hour later she spotted it in our tree. We quietly stood there for a long time, my arm draped over her shoulder, both of us looking up and just watching.


Magical moment 3: I am like a turtle when life gets crappy. I like to pull into my shell. You know, poke your head out a bit every once in awhile to see if it's "all clear"? I was spending some quiet time with God...reading Hebrews 12 when He reminded me to not grow weary, to shake off the things that were bothering me because I had come to what is unshakable! God communicating with me, teaching me, leading me, loving me, telling me just what I needed to hear....It is still such a wonder to me!

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10 comments:

Becky said...

you are magical my friend

Sara said...

you had a magical weekend indeed. perhaps even holy?

Tracey, in MI said...

awww wish we'd have known... have boys who can do yard work and LOVE to burn things. They keep a list of combustibles in their heads;)

dawnaj1958 said...

I think your daughter has an awesome mother...and rubbing alcohol explodes if you try it on a fire...that much my eyebrows know from 5th grade.

KayMac said...

Dawna: I was telling Vicki Sue and her hubby about this last night. Darryl said it was probably a very good thing I could NOT get the gas can open...lol. Rubbing alcohol...good to know cuz i think we have some of that.

KayMac said...

Sara - def holy!

Tracey - Uh, I am afraid of what your guys could come up w/. Remember, this was only supposed to be a "little" fire.

Becky-love ya friend!

Jada's Gigi said...

Aren't those magical moments wonderful?...sometimes I think all of life is remembered by those moments we simply stop and really "see" what's going on around us...
besides I could gaze into a fire forever I think..:)so all "fire" moments are magic..

Live, Love, Laugh said...

wow, it sounds like you had such a wonderful time. I love it when I can just stop and enjoy the moment, I need to do that more often.

Acts 20:24 said...

I love woodpeckers...they're the best. But not as great as you! Great Post Kathy.

JT said...

That is beautiful. You guys are beautiful.