Never Miss a Sunrise

Emily came running into my bedroom one morning yelling, “Mama, quick, come look!” She was so intense she scared me. I thought something was wrong outside.  She lifted my window shade and pointed. “Look at that!”

The rising sun had turned the eastern sky the most unbelievable color of peach against the faint blue. “Isn’t it GORGEOUS?” she cried.

I would have missed it entirely. How many times has that child pulled me over to the window to see the moon shining down on us in all its different phases, something I would have never noticed either. Thank God above for children who never miss a sunrise or a sunset and whose sense of wonder is still intact.

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~ George Eliot





3 thoughts on “Never Miss a Sunrise

  1. Carol says:

    Ingrid, what a blessing and pleasure to be able to see the world afresh and anew through the eyes of a sensitive and aware child. The quote is a good one and special as well as it is from a sensitive and insightful woman. George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann (Marian) Evans. Women writers were not acceptable during the Victorian era, but that did not stop her. Emmy has such potential and great opportunities ahead of her to use her gifts and talents, Praise God.

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