Monday, August 20, 2012

Ode to the Watermelon

"Taste and see that the Lord is good!"  Psalm 34:8

Short Post....I promise!

My type of cancer combined with the medication has resulted in some major dietary issues.  Don't worry, I will not go into detail.  Anyway, because of this, I have not been able to eat fruit or most vegetables for about two years.  Weird diet, huh?

This has been quite an adjustment for me.  I love fresh fruit and vegetables!  I enjoyed visiting the farmer's market and loading up the back of my car.  The bright colors and scent of all that yummy goodness would make me almost giddy.  I've been so moved by this sight that I have, on occasion, piled it all on the kitchen table and taken pictures!

My love for food may seem a little extreme, but absence does make the heart grow fonder, don't you know.  It is this fondness that moved me to request watermelon on Steve's latest trip to the store.  Because he loves me and wants to make me happy, he filled my request.  Also, because he loves me and didn't want me to drown in watermelon juice, he just bought a container of watermelon chunks instead of an entire man.

I sat out on my deck, feeling the cool breeze, listening to the birds sing and ate my watermelon.  I'm telling you, it was a beautiful moment.  Psalm 34:8 came to mind immediately.

Well, just wanted to share that thought with you this evening.  I hope your week is filled with God's bountiful blessings!



1 comment:

  1. Amen! I love watermelon, and I'm glad you got to enjoy some!