Saturday

to find peace

fog is abed out windows in early morning,
and we sit with candlelight filling our home,
children eat breakfast of pancakes followed by candy canes
for 'tis the season,
and this tired mama settles into quiet morning
with coffee, blanket and book.

dark, slow mornings rejuvenate and
there is something beautiful about
expectation and
calm.
knitting, reading, drawing and
snuggling are
the activities at hand and
the children feel it too,
this holy calm,
for they whisper as they speak to one another,
and i have not heard a cry
all morning.


herein lies peace,
and i will take it while it is so evident,
and as the day wears on
with chaos,
play,
cries,
fights and
laughter,
i will take it as peace too,
for it is and
i will cherish
each
moment
for each
is
beauty,
the quiet and the loud,

 and He is present in both.

4 comments:

  1. This post made me sigh deep. Yes, sweet Amy. As dear Ann often reminds us, Peace is a Person, and He is with you all in these precious moments of calm and chaos. Love to you. xoxoxo

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  2. Yes, I need to remind myself to search for the "holy calm". Oh, and that candy canes after breakfast are perfectly normal.

    Beautiful write, friend.

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  3. I so enjoy your writings - thank you. Thank you for the reminder that God is with me through it all and I especially enjoy reading your blog since you have just about 7 children as well:)
    Blessings,
    Tonya

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