"I was sleeping in the garden when I saw you first

He'd put me deep, deep under so that he could work And like the dawn you broke the dark and my whole earth shook I was sleeping in the garden when I saw you

At last, at last Bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh, at last

You were the brightest shade of sun I had ever seen Your skin was gilded with the gold of the richest kings And like the dawn you woke the world inside of me You were the brightest shade of sun when I saw you"

The Oh Hellos "Like the Dawn"

Can you imagine what it must have been like the first time Adam saw her?  The revelation of her.  The uniqueness of her.  The glory of Him in her.  Having seen so much.  Experienced so much.  There was nothing like this glorious creature he could have possibly imagined.  The brightest shade of sun.

I am constantly fighting the urge to run away.  Not from my problems, or the responsibilities or frustrations of my life, work, etc.  The feeling comes to me almost every time I am alone with her in my Jeep.

Top down.  

Open skies.  

Wind in her hair.  

There is something about her in that Jeep that cultivates a wildness and the possibility of all manner of new things in me.  I want to adventure out to parts understand more of the parts of her heart that are unknown.

I want to escape to her.  The beauty of her.  The kindness, gentleness, and grace of her.  The wonder of her.  All that is glorious and unique in the way she bears the nature of God.  I want to know more of Him as the glory of God is awakened in her.

I am constantly plotting our next little escape to tide me over until the next big adventure.  This Fall, I am taking her back to the garden, Kauai, to celebrate the quarter century He has given us together.  To discover what is new and unknown...even after all these years.

Like the dawn of Eve's appearance on the stage of the larger story, I want to awaken the world inside of me...with her.