Friday, April 5, 2013

the last piece of pie...

who knew there was so much wisdom in a pie? ...

a very dear to me young woman, about to set off on her life's journey, came to my home as sort of a farewell/photo session/pie making evening. she baked two heavenly apple pies for me and we sat up till 1am drinking coffee, eating pie, talking about her plans, and trying not to think about the looming time of farewell the next morning.

while the pies were baking, we poured over the images i had taken of her just as the sun was going down. they seemed so dark... so sad...









we realized they symbolized her time of waiting for God to open up her 'life' doors. days, months, years of her waiting for Him to nudge her out of her Kentucky nest and give her that one last careful push out into the life He anointed her for.

the next morning we were up before sunrise for more photos of her as the sun came up...


 





what a difference! these were pure and white and glowing and rejoicing and sooo much like the 'Diamond' i know. the diamond that was going to be leaving family and friends to go far away and be what God created her to be.


so, back to the pie...

over the next few days, my husband and grands and i kept eating away at those extraordinary pies. savoring every bite with the looming thought of when it would come down to the last piece...



how, for one thing, can a pie be this overwhelming?!! how could this last piece of pie be causing this much emotion? how could this pie, all the way down to this one beautiful piece, be such a picture of my life fleeting by, of my children growing oh so fast, of me rushing through my days like they will never end?




did i savor the other pieces i ate? did i give them the same attention i will give this last piece?




this last bite?




Papa thank you for reminding me that my life too is delicious...
and i need to slow down...
to savor every moment...
to 'be' in every moment because all too soon children grow up...
hair grows grey & the body weak...


 all too soon the last piece will be gone...

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