Notes from Jan

Swaddled in Sunshine

April 16, 2018

Basil didn’t feel well.

He and I’d been huddled in the Snuggery(small den), reading aloud, trying to stay warm on a wintry-April day last week.

After a while, I got up to heat water for a cup of tea and fix something for Basil.  Cold winds from the north rattled the Perch, still sunshine spilled into the living room, spreading warmth.  While I puttered in the kitchen, Basil wandered into the living room.  When next I looked, he was curled up on the floor, swaddled in sunlight, sound asleep.

Not a bad image to hold onto when not feeling well, or life’s storms pummel  and winter clings like barnacles on the soul.  I’ll try to do a Basil, wander off the beaten path, curl into the sunshine of God’s provision and rest.

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  • Reply Marty Lefever April 16, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    That’s a sweet picture! Love that you are having the best company ever with your Basil! Get lots of rest . . .at least, the weather makes staying inside a lot easier! Real Spring is still coming . . . and when it does, you’ll be really ready to do life without the pain! Love you, dear friend . . .

  • Reply wendy lane April 16, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Oh that’s a beautiful word picture!! So much love, prayers and huge hugs dear Jan. <3

  • Reply Pat Schaeffer April 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I so fully agree that this is a beautiful picture of being wrapped up in God’s loving arms! Many times we need the sunshine of His unconditional love to hold us together!

  • Reply Dale Lefever April 17, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Rest is good. Rest for the soul is wonderful and worth seeking.

    Basil is learning important lessons and will be a living legacy for his grandmother.

    Blessings, Dale

  • Reply Jo Ann Buccigrosso April 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Love the simplicity of your words and imagery – Snuggery and Perches – and of course overlooking the ocean! Also following with intentionality your ‘knee recovery’ as of course it is in the not-too- distant future for many of us! Hope all is well
    and that Basil awakened after his sun-nap as another faithful attendant! Hugs and hello to the Lefevers – love the size of this blog world!

  • Reply Raquel April 18, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    So beautiful, MamaJan!
    We love you!

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