Before I go to bed at night, I like to spend a few quiet minutes sitting in the dark, unwinding from the day. In the warmer months, I like to sit outside on the deck. I call this my "God Time". Because, well, this is when I talk to God. When I thank Him for all my blessings, and tell him of my hopes and fears.
Last night, I received a most unexpected gift. All of a sudden, the trees and woods all around me were lit up with thousands of fireflies! Everywhere I looked, they were twinkling, like the trees had been strung with Christmas lights. They were everywhere I looked--and it was such a surreal sight, so very magical. I don't know how long we were there--God, me and the fireflies--it might have been 10 minutes, it might have been an hour. They swirled over and all around me, I felt so much LOVE, and was filled with the most perfect peace. Then they slowly went off to do whatever it is that fireflies do--and then it was just God, me and the dark again.
I was surprised to feel tears on my face. I guess I just could not contain that much emotional beauty.
Sometimes I write to share things. Sometimes I write because all the words just come tumbling out of me, and have to be put somewhere. Sometimes I write so I won't forget something.
But I will never, ever, forget the night the fireflies danced just for me.