And yet,

Today I finished reading “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster to our 6 year old son.  My husband and I have been reading this chapter book with him nightly for months now.  Slowly, we read page by page of a book that is falling apart.  It was mine as a child.  Today we finished the final chapters.  The final words were lovely…

“And yet, even as he thought of all these things, he noticed somehow that the sky was a lovely shade of blue and that one cloud had the shape of a sailing ship.  The tips of the trees held pale, young buds and the leaves were a rich green.  Outside the window, there was so much to see, and hear, and touch–walks to take, hills to climb, caterpillars to watch as they strolled through the garden.  There were voices to hear and conversations to listen to in wonder, and the special smell of each day.” –p.255-256 The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster

Watching our boys and God’s glimmers of grace in them and in nature outside our windows is so glorious.  On this mother’s day, I rejoice in knowing that there are special wonders and smells in each day.  Off to take a warm shower.  Thankful that little voices sprinkle into our home.  And yet, if you do not have small voices in your home…know that God is still out there speaking to YOU, his child, today.

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Romans 8:16

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
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