Monday morning. Sounds of movement. The chirping of the birds by my window. A nice kind of quiet. Sweat makes its way through my forehead. Summer’s here. Joy. Hello, sunshine!
As the Easter weekend caves and the regular rush-hour action steps in, I spend the beginning of the day in peace while trying to make up for the riot that was Easter Sunday. You know the drill; there weren’t bunnies, but children and grown-ups are hopping to and fro, trying to find those magical eggs containing the prize. Not to mention before that, we were up early dawn to hit the road for the Sunrise Service. Not missing those events make this Sunday more productive, if not meaningful. Lent season ends gloriously while my body begs for a bit of more sleep.
But one of the perks of being a writer is the ability to decide how to start my week, and I’m starting slowly. Today, I’m opening my mind afresh, after being grateful for everything that happened during the last weekend. The Maundy Thursday setup was done superbly and while all of us were in panic during the Good Friday worship, we managed to get the 7 Last Words program done. On Black Saturday, we silently celebrated mama’s birthday after she contributed to an elderly house. Relatives from her side came and ate lunch with us, bringing every kind of feast they can; on that day, fasting was not a trend. Come Easter Sunday, we attended the community service and my dad took the spotlight in one of the choral performances. A ride home with two of my aunts made breakfast all the more fun. After the two worship services, everyone was on a blackout and we were snoring on our beds.
A fact that makes this Monday quite lovely. Sleep. And the remembrance of God’s Love Incarnate.
And now, moving forward. In the same Lent week, the family decided to push through with our Amsterdam spring trip, which, if God allows, will happen this May. A few more decisions made this year quite busy for me, because other than waiting for God’s miracles, I’m going to take a step and be a channel of one too!
So, with hopeful eyes, I’m anticipating for the good things to come, which includes:
- The Seeds Project, which I just submitted to our Council Chairperson this Sunday, and hopefully she agrees to it
- The coming of that magical email, but even if it doesn’t come, I’m still happy to be a part of it
- The Holland trip, because Europe, really!
- The #1001Knights on Kickstarter (probably this May or June), which, if allowed, will carry two poems I wrote.
While working (writing) takes most of my reality, it’s really nice to look back and remember the dreams I have been holding on to since early this year, and the certainty that the best ones will make way in my life for the rest of 2015. I have no doubt about this, because God will only want the extravagant things for us, and nothing less than that.