I decided to sleep in. I don’t sleep in all the time, but sometimes you just need the sleep. That morning when my alarm when off I was so tired! And decided today is the day I need to sleep in… I rolled over and snuggled into the warmth. I was in a deep heavy sleep, when someone started shaking me! Stop it! I tired! Can’t talk, can’t move, can’t open my eyes. Ugh! I am sleepy!! “Hannah Hannnah!!!!”, my husband is talking… can’t! More shaking! Oh man i can’t open my eyes… “Hannah! Hannnah!!!”, he repeats. I force one eye open it quickly closes….ugh… I just want to tell him to stop! But I don’t and he doesn’t. I am feeling grumpy and frumpy. “Hannah!!!! The sky!! Wake up!”… What? Huh? Eyes crack open… “You have to see the sky it is pink and orange!!!! You will want your camera!” My eyes blink open I sit up and my feet hit the floor. Every muscle in my body is fighting me. I stumble towards the stairs. Looking out the window! Pink!!!! All the sudden I am wide awake and full of life! I run upstairs! And glance out another window (as I grab my camera bag and keys) Orange!!!!! I am finding my shoes, and he is yelling am me you got to see this from the porch. I do a quick check… phone… key… camera… bag… batteries… He says what are you doing! Come look. I head out the door walking past him. Where are you going. Turn quickly to kiss him goodbye! He looks at bewildered! Sooooooooo gorgeous!! I got to go!! He calls after me so you aren’t mad I woke you up then?! I call back I forgive you!!! Look at the sky!!
I am so glad my husband woke me up for it! Totally worth it! The beauty I was able that morning makes me smile! My husband is usually not up early enough to wake me like that. It was like God had woken him just to be there to encourage me to get up out of bed so that I did not miss what God had in store for me that morning.
Some people have asked me, how do you find all these beautiful places to take pictures. The truth is most of the time I do not know. I just listen to the small voice inside me that tells me to go this way or that. It feels like I am living in the moment searching for God.
One of my favorite songs, talks about the awww of the beauty of creation and how God is in every part of it.
“How could I say there is no God?
When all around creation calls!!
A singing bird…” — Creation Calls
He is in the fine details of nature! How can we deny that God exists when we look at world. I find this to be very true! When I am able to find that one place of beauty, I smile from ear to ear as I am looking at God himself. Being able to capture and share these moments with others brings me great joy!