When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. C.S. Lewis It’s an ordinary moment; the best ones are. Makiya is tucked into bed with a book, I’m on the couch nursing a back in spasm, and Laurinda is sitting on the floor folding laundry. We’re chatting and half-watching an
These bones I carry were borrowed from women much stronger than I. Know that when you need them, you can borrow mine.” Nichole McElhaney, A Sisterhood of Smoke and Ash The day begins with roll kuchen and a new summertime tradition is born. There is a nature walk. . . . sandcastles on the beach.
He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory I think have neither words nor an inclination to mine for them, then gratitude gushes. . . . as Daughter and Husband return from a hike, Daughter exuding strength and accomplishment for having done
. . . for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 ESV After lunch, we three take our cameras and head to a favourite park. First stop is the butterfly garden. It is awash with colourful blossoms—the tall, old-fashioned, hollyhocks the most prominent among them. Gerry and I wander
Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. Mary Oliver On this quiet morning when no air compressor assaults the silence, when Gerry is off at men’s meeting, and I sip coffee and gaze at the grandeur of the hills across the valley, I feel blessed. Later, when it’s noisy and
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it'sjust pure, unthinking delight. Barbara Shapiro It’s early and still dark. It’s quiet but it won’t be for long. My girls will be getting an early start as they head home today. For now I rest in the silence with a grateful