Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sky Watching at 35,000 feet


I started to wonder if this "Mommy Birdie"
was really a chicken!


But then I heard a little whisper in my soul that said,

"Maria, look and see the wonders of My creation."


I took a long slow breath, and from that moment on
I wasn't so afraid.


I relaxed, ordered some tea, and

f l e w!

 I loved every minute of our time in Texas.
Jason's apartment is amazing; his work is gratifying and I am so proud of him!
I cried as we stood side by side and sang together at Austin Stone on Sunday.
 His sisters will be visiting at other times this summer ~ they can't wait!
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God bless you, dear friends
and may we always keep our eyes wide open to see
His
B E A U T I F U L
creation!

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Enjoy more breathtaking skies at Sky Watch Friday!
Thank you Sky Watchers and our Sky Watch Team.

36 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh Maria...what a beautiful view. When we flew to Las Vegas recently, I had that same pleasure.

I always remember I'm in the Hollow of His Hand...whether on the ground or in the sky.

Love you.

Liz said...

These are gorgeous. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

tw3 said...

I truly say Amen to that.
Terrific clouds, with soul and beauty.

Gwendolyn L said...

Great photos. I liked your story. Thanks for sharing.

Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous captures...thanks for sharing.

Dhemz said...

awwwwwww...magnificent shot....love them all! thanks for dropping by!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

beautiful peaceful shots.

Photo Cache said...

the joys of skywatching at 35000 feet.

It's me said...

Enjoy my darling.......blessings and love Ria...xxx...

Jidhu Jose said...

awesome shots
happy SWF

Jidhu Jose Photography

My Skywatch

Gloria said...

Hi Dear Maria,

What beautiful sky/airplane views you captured. Clouds are just the most amazing creations. I never tire of looking at them! We are having a couple of flying trips coming up soon too. I am so excited to finally get to see (in person) our newest little bundle of joy..Grandson, A.J. :)

Have a sweet day full of beautiful moments!

xoxo... Gloria

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh so glad you had such a wonderful trip...and got to visit Austin Stone...you were there with many of our lifelong friends. I have continued to hear wonderful things about that church. Glad Jason is doing well and enjoying my home city! Blessings to you all.

Amanda said...

wow mom!!! those are some AMAZING skywatch photos!!!! The clouds looked absolutely marvelous underneath your plane! I'm so proud of you mommy birdie =)

Barb said...

In that peaceful sky, it's good to let go and relax. Your boy has flown, too. May he remain safe, productive, and happy.

Al said...

Nice shots - I love watching the clouds from a plane.

Wanda..... said...

You captured some beautiful cloud formations, Maria!

nancy said...

I knew how it is and how it feels. I been through the same experience. :)

Linda said...

What a great way to photograph the clouds Maria. I'm proud of you for being so brave and so glad you enjoyed your time here in Texas. Perhaps the next time you come we can get together? It would be fun.

Julie Harward said...

I feel the same way when I fly but His beauty always wins over my heart! Beautiful photo's! :D

Teresa said...

Sweet Maria!
I love it that God spoke to you in this sweet way.
"ENJOYING" His amazing world is such an honor.
How LOVELY it is.
I know you LOVED every minute of your visit to Texas!
Looks like you guys had so much fun and enjoyed some fabulous adventures!
Hugs to you from Bainbridge my friend.
I love how you always see GOD in all that you do.
xo

Arija said...

Looks like you flew in more ways than one! Great clouds. The only one we can and need to rely upon is God.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

WOW, MARIA....
I travel a lot, but, I admitt that I´m afraid about the clouds...
when I look at your pictures,. I feel me energy...pure relaxation.congrats


Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend

Martina said...

Amazing - to be over the clouds is alway special. And it's worth overcoming fears to get together with loved ones. So great you had a loving time! Enjoy your weekend, Maria! xx

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photos to remember your flight, it is an amazing experience. In a few weeks time I will be flying off to Boston to catch up with family and really looking forward to it.

Thanks for your recommendations on the web page for creating post mark photos, great fun.

francis said...

A true miracle those wonderful beautiful clouds .
You are my ONE AND ONLY SKY-FRIEND Maria . I absolutely love your beautiful sky-blogging .
The words and the clouds translated to living-life .
You had to give over to be in the sky to see your son who left the nest . My youngest Thomas will be leaving soon august 1 to have his own place in a studentshome .
I am planning to make the little room in my house a children's room again , for Eva when she will be staying here . Her mother will be working as a stewardess in october again .... My son can take time off having his own company but the grandmothers will stand by !
Have a cosy weekend sweet friend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Maria, I KNOW THE EXPERIENCE! My first flight ever was 32 years ago to JAPAN from L.A. It was a 14 hour flight and I was out of my wits. I did not know the Lord at that time, so I don't know how I handled it...but these days, I do what you did. Just sit back, enjoy the creation and let it be.....whew...I so know what you are saying!!!! HAPPY DAY MY FRIEND! Anita

Marg said...

What a beautiful way to stay in close contact with our CReator..
I loved your shots..absolutely out of this world. I enjoyed some sky shots from some of our most recent excursions also...Could not get enough..

Lily Hydrangea said...

So very true & very well said!
Amazing skywarch captures.

dcrelief said...

You made my day by sharing the Lord's beautiful creation! Bless you:)

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Linda said...

Is it possible for clouds to be joyful? These certainly are.

Diana said...

I'm so glad that you were able to see your son again. I understand the feeling. I do miss my Ginny so much but know that I will see her again in a few months.
So happy for you Maria!
Love Di ♥

francis said...

Maria ...I AM SO SO IN LOVE ...
Eva is adorable sweet .
I have a picture her daddy made on my blog.
The funny dress she is wearing was send to her by post from France by my daughter Anna who lives there .
She loves everything there but the only thing is she cannot see Eva as much as she wants to .
I'm glad I can see her !
Oh and her daddy is so cute with her . SHE SMILES to him and my heart mealts and heals ...
Oh how grateful I am .
Hope you will have this to some day . Lots of happiness from me to you sweet Maria .

Elizabeth said...

Amen! What a beautiful post!
I'm catching what i've missed. So gald you had a wonderful trip and got to see your son!
That google map car how cool is that!
have a lovely day!

moonflower20 said...

What beautiful pictures of HIS wonders!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time visiting with Jason. It's always so hard to be away from our children. Thanks for sharing your lovely post, Maria! Claudette

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't fly...and my one regret is that I don't get to see anything as beautiful as these photos. I'm proud of you for taking that deep breath.