Life on the farm with the Man…and our critters…

A new day…

The Man and I have spent the past week on St. John Island, partly for vacation, and partly for work for the Man.  He has been spending part of his days at a medical conference, which means waking up early enough each morning to be blessed with a stunning sunrise.  Back home on the Farm, we are privy to some of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen, and have never given much thought to the sun rising in the morning as an event worth getting out of bed early for.  These past few days have changed my mind, however, and not just for the visual feast.  As the sun rises over the island mountains, it is met with a thick layer of morning rain clouds that do their best to dampen it’s arrival, and try as they might, the clouds are forced to give way to the dawn of a new day.

I’ve watched this scene play back and forth each morning, and the result is always the same. The battle is waged, and the sun breaks through to be claimed the victor every time. Although there are often days in life where it seems the sun will never shine again, all we have to do is be patient and have faith that it will bathe us with it’s warmth and light.  I do believe that we are children of God, and that we are not meant to live a life surrounded by darkness.  Believe, have faith, and look to the East.  It is there that we find our hope and our inspiration, to forge ahead in times of trouble.  It is there that the sun faithfully rises, and blesses us with the miracle of a new day…

3 responses

  1. Anonymous

    breath taking photos!

    February 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

    • Dear Rick,

      I just read your blog about the sunset. It is very good. Ruby sent it to me. Why didn’t you? We’ve been worried that you would come in those storms and get delayed at an airport. They canceled 100s of planes.

      When are you coming home? I think Ruby said tomorrow. I called to see if she had heard from you. I forgot that you could use computers there.

      Say hi to Jack. He must be getting a lot more intelligence.

      Call when you get home so we will know you are home safe.

      Lots of love,

      Mom & Dad

      February 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  2. Dear Rick

    It does not surprise me That you have written yet another beautiful and heartfelt blog. I can truly feel the peace and happiness within you. The picture’s are gorgeous and when i look at them i feel the presence of god within me. I believe that your calling is writing and photography. I get an almost giddy feeling waiting for the next blog to come. God bless you.

    February 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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