Tuesday, January 17, 2012

there are times

and days

and moments

where the words become


and hushed

and few.

where moments gain momentum

and He keeps that door open

and ushers in something new.

it's those moments,

the ones where fear crowds in

and insecurities are laid bare for all to see...

when there is nothing else to do

in those waiting moments

but to become like daniel

and praise out the fear...

now when daniel learned that the decree had been published,
 he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward jerusalem.  
three times a day he got down on his knees
and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
daniel  6:10-11

so, with trembling hands,

i do...

1169. moments where lyla and i both learn to learn together
1170. olivia learning close
1171. the way tony tells me he loves me

1172. my gift of yellow daisies
1173. elias' favorite dump truck
1174. my little ones sitting in the lamp light's glow

1175. that beautiful, beautiful sky
1176. the floor of this house He gave
1177. the left arm rest of this couch i snuggle up to every night

1178. voices of 10 children playing within these walls
1179. voices of their mamas
1180. his key in the door lock

1181. the forgiveness of a child
1182. this city that has become home
1183. the way He loves us through others here

1184. those old comfy shoes
1185. an apology that mends what's broken
1186. an unexpected dinner delivered by the dearest of hearts

1187. a fire in the fireplace just because
1188. lyla discovering I'll Love You Forever
1189. that smile on her face as i whispered it over her sleepy head,

i'll love you forever
i'll like you for always
as long as i'm living
my baby, you'll be...