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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grounded.

Sometimes life is busy.
Sometimes the business of life has a way of pulling a family in so many directions
that it doesn't feel like you're ever really ALL TOGETHER
-- at least long enough.
And I start to get discouraged.
Frustrated that the time together is too quick
and not filled with enough "quality."
(I think I am starting to feel the pangs of my kids growing up,
and going their own ways, doing their own things
-- things not specifically related to our family.)

Last night, I pulled a book from a shelf.
It was a book about Christ-centered homemaking.
I grabbed it - perhaps thinking that it would help me
get back to a place where I felt our home (our family) was doing okay.
Or at least confirmation that we were "normal."

I read a few pages, and then turned to a page where a bookmark had been inserted.
Not a bookmark, really.  An envelope.
Interesting choice.
Probably from the same birthday that earned me this book, I thought.
I turned it over and read this:

And it grounded me.
It served as a reminder that
whatever twists and turns our family takes,
however imperfect in our "timing"
to be all together in the same room,
it all comes back to love.

Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays


2 comments:

  1. Hello, Sally! I'm a new follower dropping by from A Beach Cottage. You have a very lovely blog :O)

    Have a wonderful week!

    Marie

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  2. oh my gosh...you took the words right out of my mouth! i am totally feeling the same way. thank you for this post and blessed to be reminded of the last couple of sentences of this post.

    not sure how i stumbled upon your blog but glad i did. hope you are having a loveLee wednesday.

    xo,
    alely

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I read each and every one, and truly enjoy "conversations" with you! ~Sally

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