producing glory


growing feetSeen: Him drinking milk and eating every bite. His feet taking on the likeness of my Daddy’s.

Unseen: The generational tugs at the soul. A fry pan’s temper learning to cool at the mention of God and the transforming heart.

mud puddle freedomSeen: A Coca-Cola truck, mud, nasty clothes, another chore, a little boy flying, a little boy squeezing brand new textures between his fingers every day.

Unseen: Uncultured Joy; Fearless Wonder.

my parents

 

 

Seen: The greenest eyes; silly, silly people; a little grey; real smiles.

Unseen: Fought-for Love.

sisters

 

 

 

Seen: Sister faces; sister monkey giggles, my most familiar sound; the rare together-embrace, my third-most familiar arms.

Unseen: Thanksgivings; A great eternal heart throb for Home.

 

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17 &18)

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9 Comments

Holley
Reply August 11, 2009

Beautiful, Amber...another glimpse into your heart and life.
Happy Belated Birthday! I was thinking of you!

Jane Anne
Reply August 11, 2009

Seen: beautiful, kind words
Unseen: a growing, grateful heart

Thank you for making me think. What a joy to see pictures of your family!

Julia
Reply August 11, 2009

A great reminder that we will not waste away in Christ. :) It's good catching up with you friend.

Amber @ Classic Housewife
Reply August 11, 2009

Lovely!

Are those your parents (Not Seth's?) - they have to be, you and your sister look so much like them. I think you two share your Dad's nose, your Mother's smile and adorably, I think you have your Mother's eyes and she has your Father's - though I'm basing this on one little photograph. I always s find it interesting to see how much siblings can look so much like both parents at the same time and still are their own unique person. You and your sister are both lovely, it's such a happy picture!

Erin
Reply August 11, 2009

Love this.

Hillary @ The Other Mama
Reply August 11, 2009

Absolutely beautiful! Such a poem and just plain lovely.

Kimberly
Reply August 11, 2009

I love that, beautiful!

Lora Lynn
Reply August 12, 2009

You and your family are lovely

Kelly
Reply August 13, 2009

*sniff sniff* What a wonderful way to share about your visit! You make me want to look for the unseen in my simple today...

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