The last two nights we have bundled up in our Arctic gear to stay toasty warm even though the wind were whipping us to and fro. Front row seats to the Greatest Show on Earth were waiting for us to display God’s handiwork at its best. We sat mesmerized watching the Northern Lights. It is the first time I had seen ‘color’ other than green or white that would outline the mountains that sit at our feet. As the patterns gracefully moved across the night sky, a cresent moon and a star-studded palette as a back drop, we could do nothing but sing praises and whispher humble thanks. The reds, oranges, purples, blues, white, yellow and green colors wove themselves into funnels; others made outlines of the mountains, while still others pulsated with each beat of our heart. Bill used his new camera to capture the image above, as Kula (our missionary mutt!) faithfully stood by my side as I raised my heart and hands in thanks for the new day and new health and life we’ve been allowed …..a present. 3 years ago I lay grasping, clinging to life itself, unsure I would see another tomorrow. But tomorrow is gone, yesterday is a dream, and for the very right now, we have the present to be present…..and what a presence we were in tonight! I am filled to over-flowing, and ready to fall into bed, lulled by the site, hushed by the wind. Kissed by the Night Sky. Sweet dreams to be had, under the Midnight Sun!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.