February 17, 2009

Looking Out

On my way to bed last night, I passed by the dining room and this is what I saw.  This is where G was sitting yesterday, unbeknownst to me, watching his friends all play outside.  It broke my heart a little bit...........he's been good about his limited activity because of his surgery and my fear that his ear could fall off.  

Do any of you ever feel this way?  That you are sitting by watching the world go on without you?  I many times feel like I'm on the inside looking out, fearful of what might happen if I leave my comfort zone.  But maybe that's just me.


  1. Wow. This floored me. Excellent picture and post to go with it. I love that the dog is still there where he was lying by your son's side. I am glad he will heal and get back out there (soon? I hope?).

    To answer your question, YES! I sometimes feel this way. I can't stand monotony and sometimes I get stuck there and breaking out of the old groove is tough stuff.

    Your timing couldn't have been better. Thanks for this!

  2. Sometimes i feel left out because i am in the world, but not of it. (John 15:19)

    Feeling left out doesn't always mean that you're doing something wrong. It often means that you're doing something right. :-)

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  4. Your picture and post were very emotional for me, because I used to live life feeling like an on-looker, feeling like I was missing out. But I have learned that there is much to be said from being on the inside -- inside offers protection and shelter... And how many people are sitting in a chair on the other side of the window, just wishing they could be inside...

  5. Keri-

    PIcked up your link from Christie, although I feel like I have known you for years through her. You are an amazing, lifelong friend to her!!

    I love your reflection here. As I am struggling though a time in my life, I am actually enjoying being on the inside looking out. It is time to let the fast pace that life gets us in go by and REST.

    I will enjoy keeping up with your posts!



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