Last night right before I was going to drop off into my REM sleep mode, I decided to plug in to the Kindle one more time and there in the email box there was a tweet from my new cyberweb friend, Tammy – what a delight this gal is and I enjoy her writing because she keeps it real. I love real! Back to the point – I saw the FMF word prompt – WORLD! Of course my mind went racing yet, a post did not come to me, instead I went into a deep sleep. You can visit Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday here!
Early this morning I was out in our small blueberry grove string-trimming when it came to me – Mrs. Bird’s song from P.D.Eastman’s The Best Nest (quoted above). I better set the timer…
For the last several years I have had an inner longing to move away from our beautiful mountain home and find a new nest on a body of water. I wanted the peace and tranquility of a lake or pond as my front yard. I dreamed of a dock. A canoe. Adirondack chairs. A fire pit waterside. Simon fishing. Hubs sailing his hand-crafted outrigger. The yearning was eating me up. I prayed. I sought the Lord. I pleaded. I begged.
You get the picture – it got ugly. THEN, I prayed for contentment in where I was, NOT where I wanted to be. And, like The God He Is, He provided that to me.
It is mandatory for me to live in peace, with joy – I cannot abide striving for something or against someone. God has us planted in this great big world of His, exactly where He wants us. Who knows perhaps next week He’ll move us but until He does I am going to be content and grateful with the plot of earth He has blessed us with and I’m going to sing with Mrs. Bird…
I love my house, I love my nest, in all the WORLD, this nest is best!
Linking up with Kate and the Five Minute Friday Tribe is one of the highlights of my week. An awesome group of writers challenging themselves to impromptu write for five minutes on one word topic. Crazy fun!