Monday, January 17, 2011

Tick Tock












Tick tock...this is the way Ella watches Peter Pan. She either has to be on one of our laps, or she has her blanket around her head, which at a moment's notice she will throw over her face. This is not so much because of Captain Hook, but because of the Croc and the Clock. You see, the croc has swallowed Captain Hook's favorite clock, and whenever it swims nearby, you can hear the clock ticking in it's tummy...tick tock...croc getting closer. The verse in my last post talked about how God swallowed death up forever, so we don't have to be as afraid of time anymore. I have heard it said that God is in all times at once, that he stands outside of time. When I was a little girl, my question to all the adults was how could God not have a beginning, I could not understand it. But if we could understand everything about God, that might put us on a level too close to him, and who would want a God like that? I do so love a good mystery.

"For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him." Isaiah 64















34 comments:

gemini said...

Hello Ginny, yes, fear of death is part of our groups discussion. I added retreat pictures. It was jammed with spiritual activities and we just really went in swimming right after. I love your pictures with your loved ones here, you are really enjoying the moment. This will be unforgettable for the kids and for th adults as well. Happy days ahead for you and for the family.

SquirrelQueen said...

Ella is so cute. She is reacting to Peter Pan pretty much the same way I did at her age (different version of Peter Pan, remember Mary Martin?). I wanted to watch it but it was a little scary which I loved.

Neal said...

Ella is so cute. It's always fun to watch how kids react to things.

From the Kitchen said...

It's always good to have protection when watching a scary movie! Ella obviously feels quite safe with the two of you--and a blanket for covering up just in case!

Best,
Bonnie

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

Peter pan was my very favorite movie as a child. Now I'd have to watch it again to remember why. If I ever go to Disneyland, which is not often anymore, I always go to Kiddieland and ride the Peter Pan ride. You get to fly all over the city in the dark. To all the neat music. :)

Mildred said...

Hi Ginny, You and I often have the same thoughts on our blog - this time it is understanding. I enjoyed this post and I think Ella is cute as can be. Hope you all have a great Tuesday.

Sandra said...

ginny, these photos are priceless, i love all of them, i see joy in one, a little fear in one and sitting with Phil just looks plain happy, both of them. it would be nice if our gators had clocks so we knew when they are there. what a fun post, this is my 3rd smile of the day and i am just starting to read blogs. dreary here, foggy and i hope you have power and heat in your ice

Karin said...

Such good photos of all of you - together - having fun and enjoying each moment. Too soon they grow up and do their own thing! Yes, so glad that my time is in God's hands! I, too, need to shield my eyes from many things!

WhatKarenSees said...

Beautiful story and analogy. I love how you see the spiritual side to our everyday lives and events. I think we all need to be reminded that God is in charge and knows and understands us, and you are right, it is not for us to completely understand His magnificence, or He wouldn't be God!

Life with Kaishon said...

She is the cutest little thing. I love this post!

LC said...

How wonderful is the non-judgmental security you and Phil provide for Ella. What a foundation you are helping lay for her more mature understanding of and reliance on God's unconditional love and his trustworthiness and faithfulness in scary situations. Have glorious day, Ginny!

Mary said...

Ella is a sweetheart who obviously feels safe when with you and you husband. If only a blanket could make the ills of the world disappear :-). Have a great day, Ginny. Blessings...Mary

DawnTreader said...

I was always (?) intrigued with the mystery of Time as well... ;) I notice that in the picture where Ella is looking a bit scared, you're watching her rather than the TV screen! She's a lucky girl to have you two "keeping an eye" on her!

LV said...

The best time in whole wide world, is spending quiet time and playing with the little ones.

Stuff could always be worse said...

So cute, Ella and her blanket! Good point, why do we try to understand God?? but we do
kim

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gosh---speaking of TICK TOCK, why are so many people up at all hours of the night????? You included..... We go to bed about 11---but today didn't get up til 8 a.m. LAZY us!!!

Hope you are not iced in today.. We have rain this morning.. Snow is coming on Thursday possibly.

Adorable pictures of Ella with you and Phil... LOVE them...

Yes--God is a mystery and that is what is so exciting.
Hugs,
Betsy

Fred Alton said...

That child is adorable.

Chatty Crone said...

Your granddaughter is so sweet and innocent. I love your story today. How true it is. We worry about things just like they do.

sandie

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of Ella. It's great that you and Phil help her deal with the Tick ... Tock.

Remington said...

Ella is so cute! Somedays I want to put a blanket over my head too!

Bobbi said...

Adorable pictures of Ella. Has she ever seen the version with Mary Martin in? My daughter grew up on that one... I think she memorized every line.

S. Etole said...

How blessed that little Ella is to have grandparents who hold her in her anxious moments. Once again, you've blessed us with your analogies.

Deborah said...

Hi Ginny, What a great post and it really makes me think~I also love your header. Your granddaughter is so cute! I am still afraid of the Monkeys on the Wizard of OZ!!
Leave to a bunch of teenage boys to rig the TV outside to watch the game!! It's fun stuff!!
xxoo
Deborah

Ann said...

It looks like Ella's grandpa makes the perfect lounge chair for watching a movie :) She's just adorable.

Doris Sturm said...

I understand why she wants her blankie nearby - that would be scary for a child to hear tick-toc knowing the croc is coming ;-) She'll always remember sitting with you two watching that Peter Pan movie...it's so much fun being around the little ones, I miss that!

reanaclaire said...

Having a kid at home can really liven up the atmostphere.. their laughter their voices.. God's children are wonderful!

Regina said...

Charming photos- all! I remember that book my brother was given for Christmas one year when we were little..just loved the story! I asked the same question exactly as you!! "God swallowed death up forever, so we don't have to be as afraid of time anymore"..awesome to just wrap your mind around that!
"..who acts on behalf of those who wait for him." beautiful..thanks for the time-

Velvet Over Steel said...

Wonderful connection and verse agaIN!! Loved it!! & I always love seeing pictures of your grand-daughter! Cute story about her watching the movie too!! :-)

Hugs,
Coreen xoxo

Ann said...

Ella and her blanket. You are a good grand ma to watch it with her.

Yesterday in our TV news, kid were watching an interactive dinosaur.

The organisers said there were a few wet cushions.

Together We Save said...

Wonderful pictures!! Peter Pan is just wonderful.

Stacey Dawn said...

Priceless!

kanak7 said...

Oh, so sweet! And you've caught those moments! I've seen kids closing their eyes with their hands but keeping a blanket handy...cute!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My grandson has to have his "blankie" near him for the scary parts when he watches Madagascar ..his favorite movie. He calls it "Little Gas Car" :)

srp said...

This is how I watch all scary movies... well, not the blanket... but with fingers in my ears and squinty eyes. Now that I think about it.. I really don't "watch" them at all.