Moments of Grace


Joyful tears of gratitude for my children; they are  signs of the mercy and grace of God.

I am in the springtime of a new life. A life where I am actually alone at times for the first time in 32 years. This week my husband was on a hunting trip (he only shoots what we can eat) and my youngest at school, then at a part-time job.

My body has not quite caught up to this new reality because as the mother of nine, I was always on call. My ears are trained, listening for the sounds of my children playing, working and sleeping , always ready to soothe or help them.
The result is that I am still tense, rushing to squeeze in some time to write when in fact, God has graciously handed me hours of the day where I am free. I am free to write, pray, even relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens, and acres of land the surround our old house.

Although my body and subconscious have not yet adjusted, I thank the Lord for this new freedom to start to write again. The walls of ice which imprisoned my writing skills are melting in this new springtime in my writer’s soul.

9 thoughts on “Moments of Grace

  1. “In the end we are judged by who we have become, rather than what we have accomplished.” —Hugh Feiss in Essential Monastic Wisdom.

    Your writing, like your garden, tells the lovely truth!

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  2. Isn’t it funny…you can never imagine a time when you may sleep or run to the store quickly by yourself…and then it’s upon you. I’m not in the springtime, yet, but now that I have young teens, I can do things like a quick grocery trip or my husband and I can go out on a date night and I still have the littles who need me.

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  3. It’s good you have time to write. You have a great Blog and you use it well to spread cheer and the Word of God.

    That wonderful photo of the trees reminds me of the saying: if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it will it make a sound? To test the theory, scientists attached a microphone to a tree with the capability to transmit sound. They moved far away and by remote control they made the tree fall. As it fell it broke the microphone attached to it. Thus proving the theory that if a tree falls …. then no one will hear it.

    God bless.

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