My husband has been experimenting with photography, capturing scenes and objects I will use in my re-designed website. By the way, I plan to launch the new website by the first week of June.
When I saw this photo, I realized it captures much of what defines me as a woman, who—as I believe is true of most of you–is learning to listen intentionally on the journey of life.
So, what does this photo say about Sue Reeve, aka Susan, Susie, Mom, Grandma Susie, Su-Su, and Suz? (The last two names are endearments used by our younger grandson, Reeve, and my hubby, Ron.)
First, Ron captured this scene in the early morning light. I’m a morning person. The best part of me comes alive in the early morning hours.
Next, my two favorite things about morning are drinking coffee and spending time with God. I like my coffee made from freshly-ground beans, quite strong, very hot, and without anything added.
My best time with God is spent sitting at a lovely prayer desk my husband designed and built for me several years ago. The glow of a lit candle and my Bible are both reminders God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
The cup from Barcelona reflects my love of travel. (Well, perhaps not the travel part. Anyone who’s traveled coach fare internationally knows that’s not particularly pleasant.) I do, however, love reaching the destination, seeing new sites, experiencing unique cultures, and savoring regional cuisine! I spent one long day in Barcelona a couple years ago and fell in love with this lovely city in the Catalonia region of Spain, nestled alongside the Mediterranean Sea.
The final aspect of this photo, though unseen, is of primary importance. Each item represents a special relational connection. Relationships are extremely important to me.
The Bible was a Christmas gift from my older daughter Angie when she was 13 years old. Its ancient but ever relevant words fuel my relationship with God, comfort, remind, and guide me daily.
The pottery goblet on the left was made by my husband’s enormously talented brother, Mike, who passed away about five years ago.
The mug from Barcelona was a gift from a friend, who was on the same educational pilgrimage to Spain and who is also a student in the same Spiritual Direction program as I. Living in Missouri, Erin is mama to five. Not only is she generous, but also, a very smart seminary student.
So, what would a photo reflective of you look like? I’d love to hear your story!
Your Word declares I am your ‘wonderfully complex’ creation.
Thank You for the sweet little things, precious moments, memories, and treasured relationships
That fill my life with purpose and meaning,
Reminding me daily of your goodness and grace.