Friday, September 9, 2011

Real Life and Escape

We've been here for three months now and real life is catching up to us.  I was just talking to a (real life) friend yesterday who also has recently moved cross country, though more recently.  She said she is in the surreal state of being which I remember from a few months back.  In a way, that state was a bit nicer.  Alas, we must come back to reality or we end up in the funny farm.

School has started for all, boxes are all finally unpacked, the house no longer has its vast, clean unlived in look, yes, wherever you go, there you are.  We fall of the cloud eventually after any big and welcome transition.  But real life is not so bad.  Real life means coffee dates in person with friends you can reach out and touch.  It means that though there is pain, there is real healing.  It is the only way we can really appreciate anything in this life.

And I am also finding that it is so much easier to deal with when for a few moments each day, we take a break from it.  When we nourish the creative.  When we pray and allow God to handle our problems while we just bask in His presence.   Real life will be unmanageable unless we allow ourselves bits of time to escape.

Source: via Nicole on Pinterest

Wow, how was that for rambling, unedited?  Linking up at creative every day, 5 minutes just for me, and


  1. So much easier than done at times to take a break and just surrender it all to God. I'm trying so hard to do that these days! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Days go so much better when we find time for this, I've found.

  3. So true. That escape from life to spend time with God makes life work so much better.

  4. Transitions are when I so reach for Him the most. Love your encouragement to choose Him, His truth, in the living of this real life.

  5. It's funny, Amy how we can fight that for so long-at leas I did. Jennifer, change does seem to have a way of making us so much more aware of our need.

  6. Your unedited posts are great! I love it that you can share so much in so few words. It sounds to me like you are in a pretty good place at the moment!

    Thanks so much for linking this post to my Pinning & Singing Party. I so look forward to reading your posts each week!

    Blessings and best wishes,