An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Two Sisters

As I happened to walk around the corner and saw these two sitting at the piano in the sunlight today I had to turn back and grab my camera. There are some moments in life where you know that you are seeing more than a lens can capture; moments, somehow, that portray the very work of God Himself, moments that you don't want to forget, moments that go too fast.

I saw more than two sisters playing the piano. I saw childhoods, and foreign countries, and answered prayers. I saw one little girl praying unceasingly for a sister, and another little girl in desperate need of a sister. Visions of Barbie dolls and horse rides and laughter flashed through my mind as I clicked away, hoping that this time they wouldn't mind Mom taking a dozen or more shots. I saw braided hair and fancy dresses, and costumes and ballets, and even fights and tears and making up.

As the beams of sunlight shone on them, and the melodies and the harmonies continued in their own little enchanted world that didn't hear the Craigslist-special-piano in desperate need of a tuning, I could almost see weddings and sons-in-laws and catching bouquets. All too quickly those days will be here, too. Slow down, life.

For today, I will simply bask in the laughter and joy of two young ladies playing piano in the sunlight.

7 comments:

Beth said...

Beautiful. I agree with your sentiment... SLOW DOWN life! My girls are playing in the tub right now (ages almost 7 and almost 5). Telling each other stories, using bath toys as props. :-)

Anne said...

Beautiful! Everytime you post a picture of Grace I can't get over how much older she has gotten in the few months since you were here!

Brenda said...

That's very special. They're beautiful girls. And, yes, life flies by too fast. My children are all grown up and my grandsons are growing up too fast too. Capture those memories! :D

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Beautiful girls.. And yes all to soon they will be grown.......

Dicky Bird said...

Love this post! I especially like the photo with toes wrapped around the piano bench leg...good eye to snap that shot. Blessings from you know where...

Sonja said...

I am incredibly blessed to have two sisters. I have two boys and a daughter sandwiched in between. Just the other day, I was a little sad in realizing she will never have that sisterly relationship that has been so dear to me as an adult. It is such an awesome gift from God!

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

I grew up without a sister. And I rejoiced. I couldn't imagine life WITH one. Until I've seen the compassion you and your sweet sister have for each other. And now, A & G...beautiful young women with a lifetime of memories ahead of them. Like Dicky Bird, I love the "toe shot". Shows your home is warm in more ways than one.