Yep, that’s right, my bed is 10 feet from the water. I am staying in the premier nesting spot at camp (at least in my opinion. Fortunately for me, not everyone agrees with me.) It’s a lean-to that opens right out to the water. I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am every time I come to my “room.” I’ve been sitting here grinning at the gloriousness of it for going on 10 minutes now!
Tonight I am going to bed with the sun and tomorrow I will rise with the sun. Life is extravagantly simple here in this lean-to next to this incredible lake. Simple because I am unencumbered by the clutter of life. I have what I need: my sleeping bag, my water bottle, my Bible, my guitar, my webbing, my backpack, and a few other odds’n’ends. Only what I need is here. Simple. Yet incredibly extravagant because I feel so wondrously blessed to be here in this place, surrounded by such majesty. Extravagant because my God is here with me. He is so big and so deep and so wide, that He fills every piece of nature in my sight with messages of His boundless love.
Now, I will sing a hymn, climb into my cozy warm sleeping bag, and go to sleep, acknowledging my God’s infinite goodness. Good night :)
**Note: Now, two nights after I wrote the above blog, I have discovered two down-falls to my still-incredibly-awesome resting place. 1. The mosquitoes seem to be attracted to my hair conditioner. My solution: wear a hoodie to bed. 2. I just killed a rather LARGE spider that crawled out from UNDER MY PILLOW! Yeah, um, not so cool. So then I decided to shake out all my blankets. I was not at all consoled to find another spider (thankfully it was only a daddy-long-leg) hiding beneath my sleeping bag. Solution: ???. I guess I’ll just have to deal with the spiders. *sigh* But that’s OK. I am still incredibly psyched with my little house!