Lacey had a 9am doctor's appointment. We had to pick Lacey up at her sorority house and we were taking her car to her. We were thinking traffic and Lacey being late. This caused us to have to leave Joplin at 6:45am.
I am NOT a morning person. If it is dark out, you should still be asleep! There was actually a person out running at that time of the morning! They must be crazy!! Add to that Sophie (our cat) has decided she needs my undivided attention at 3:30am every morning. My eyes have been bothering me a lot lately, making driving even worse. I knew it was going to be tough driving Lacey's car. I was following Zane and he was worried about me so he was driving slow. I was grumpy and grumbling to him and to myself. The final straw was 20 miles away from Springfield I realized I had left something at home! Late last night I decided to be a good Mama and made Lacey lemon bars. That was my final grumble...I was past grumbling and went right into frustrated and mad. About this time God smacked me and told me to shut up and look at HIS beauty! It was an awesome experience! I spent the rest of the drive thinking back over the entire sunrise. Zane called me to tell me to look at how pretty the sky was but I kind of ignored him because I was cranky with him! I'm thankful God allowed me to rewind my brain to see it all over again.
When we pulled out of the driveway it was pitch black. Me, with my bad eyes, could barely even see the trash can at the end of the drive. A few short minutes later when we reached the interstate, the sky had turned a deep violet and the clouds an indigo. Every few minutes the sky became a lighter shade of violet. At one point the sky was a light violet and the clouds had turned bright pink- edging into a coral. The sky and clouds were several colors after that. . I took the above picture right after God told me to quit grumbling and be still!
It wasn't the prettiest sunrise I've ever watched, but it caught my attention and brought me to my knees. Watching God's handiwork, the bright painted sky, is much better than grumbling! Coming to Him to rest in His peace is better than grumbling. It changed my whole outlook for the day. Take a minute out of your day to stop grumbling, look for God's beauty, change your outlook for the day!
Now that Lacey is off at college, I find myself with way too much time to think. For me, thinking leads to worrying and worrying leads to worst case scenario. So I thought maybe blogging and putting some of my thoughts down might help myself. You never know, at some point I might come up with a clever thought or idea in the process!