Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sunrise, sunset... swiftly fly the days

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tear

was humming this fiddler on the roof song while i was loading pictures onto my blog tonight. just thinking of how quickly the days and years seem to be flying by, and all of the happiness and tears they are filled with. how some moments i might not wish to live over, but how i would not change one bit knowing how the good Lord has lead me with His gentle hand along the way.

and now for the continuing journey through the bits of the mundane and the beautiful that make up my daily life. bits of beauty like the sunrises from my back deck on a crisp fall morning.



fun moments like growing older with my husband... or at least hanging with him while he's growing older! :) no big party, no throngs of people, no extras... just our family, a nice dinner and a few cupcakes. simple but good.

the mundane little things like the zillions of fall spiders making their homes all around our house and yard.

watching the years fly by in watching the girls grow... like torrey studying her script before broadcasting the morning announcements on the school tv's.


the beauty of family... my brother with all of the nieces and nephews while he was in town for the weekend.


my sister, my mom & stan celebrating their trio of birthdays.


the seemingly mundane yet beautifully telling picture of torrey reading the encyclopedia... for fun. :)


the beautiful bounty of nature from our weekly organic "box of good"

the beautiful gift of faith, and how it carries you through those years laden with happiness and tears...

the sweet simplicity of turning mundane puddles into play in the middle of a rainstorm.




so i know it said "sunrise, sunset", but all i have (as far as recent daily pictures anyway) are sunrise shots. so maybe it doesn't work especially well for the lyrics, but scrolling through the 365 pictures between the sunrise bookends... i am thankful for each an every moment because swiftly fly the years.


american girl primitives said...

Beautiful post Noel! Very moving...

Katie Scott Scrapbooking said...

Noel! Your photos are so beautiful! BTW: I had to laugh when I saw your husband's hat with the "35" on it - my husband just turned 53 and we kept joking about how lovely it would be if he were instead turning 35 because that is so young! So don't start feeling old or like the fiddler yet. But I hear you on how fast time passes. :) Katie.

Chris Hertel said...

Great photos. You are so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty and family. Wishing you all the best.


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