Saturday, January 06, 2007

saturday morning.....

i sit in my apartment basking in its quietness. so different from being at home in Houston where things seem to always be on the go. i went to bed last night around 10:30 after arriving home to korea. i awoke this morning at 5:20ish and thought there is no way i am getting up this early. dragging myself out of the bed shortly thereafter i realized how different life is here. i stirred around wondering what to do as no one is awake yet. i finally decided i would read my book even though that did not seem that exciting. i made some coffee and got comfortable on the couch. i read and read. excited that taking the time to read was abundant here. i looked outside and realized it was snowing……..everything is covered in a soft white. so beautiful! i am hungry but not sure what to eat as in Houston we just go and get something. i really appreciate the slowness of life here at my apartment in seoul. i finally thawed out a bagel and created my very own “simple breakfast” like the one at brazil that i love. a bagel with butter and jam, orange juice and coffee. i glance outside to see the snow and am reminded of God’s amazing glory. it is such a great feeling. the tree’s branches all covered in a blanket of white. sam is asleep on the couch next to me and the only noise i hear is the second hand ticking on the clock in the kitchen and sam’s occasional snore or whimper. life here is slow and simple and something until now that i did not realize how much i loved.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Mandy,
You describe things so beautifully. Makes me want to curl up with a good book and cup of coffee, too!
Sally