A little moment in the sun

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I’m siting in my car right now, taking a few moments to let my daughter sleep. We have had a crazy busy day and she has been a polite little trooper who has earned herself a nap. (I will be kinda sad next year when she starts kindergarten and retires her post as my daily side-kick.)

Some days you just gotta do this.
Push the pause button on the day and breathe. Moving them out of the car into the house after they fall asleep will most certainly wake them up…and sometimes it’s more than worth it just to put it in park, roll the windows down and chillax.

So here I am. Chillaxin. (I actually typed that word out twice just now, how hip of me…)

Soaking in a lovely Nevada afternoon. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, I’m feeling so very “Octobery”.

Yet, despite my peaceful little moment here, I can’t help but have a heavy heart. I keep staring at my messy, sleeping little baby girl and my heart swells with love and a little fear. Its hard NOT to be afraid right now if you are a parent.

My mind keeps wandering to the candle light vigil I attended last night with my husband, children and friends in response to the school shooting that happened here on Monday. Honoring the life of a man who died this week in my hometown, protecting students at the school he taught at. It was (and is) surreal that it has happened here, but it comes as no surprise to any of us anymore. As if to say,” Well, I guess it was our turn?”

No matter how we try, we cannot escape suffering in this life. It just HAPPENS to each of us in different ways. But, for just this quick quiet moment, I feel like no matter why or what may come…I know that God is big enough to be trusted with it all. Even with MY babies.

So I can let it go…and tomorrow when I try to take it back into my own hands and be afraid, I will remind myself of this:

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
-Isaiah 26:3 NLT

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  1. naturerestoresme
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 04:17:21

    And you can extend your peace and your love to others around you. And it’s like a ripple effect. It moves from 1 person to another. No matter how awful the world around us is, we always have the choice to reach out to each other in love and in comfort. Keep the thought of you and your child in the car, held by God’s hand, safe, and sharing a moment. Thank you for this. You reminded me of something I have to do. Different circumstances, same message.

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  2. karenperrycreates
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 12:28:35

    What a sweet picture of your daughter! I love to watch my kids sleep. I love their relaxed faces and I love the silence (rare, rare silence). We had a highly publicized shooting here in Tucson awhile back and it was truly surreal. I’m sending you my love from my little corner of the universe.

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