Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand; ponder nothing earthly-minded, for with blessing in his hand, Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand
We have had snow the last few days. The ground is covered white. I walked to the bus stop alone today, waiting for Kora and Jilly. It was snowing, so quietly, big fat snowflakes.
I stood there listening. Listening to the silence snow makes. Putting my face up to the sky, watching the abyss. Thinking.
I can't believe how amazing my life is, how beautiful my family is, how wonderful each one of my children is.
There are very few moments of silence in this chapter of our journey. Sometimes they come in the form of sitting next to Sephine while she lays in her bed during treatment, sometimes they come in the middle of the night when I cannot sleep and go lay down next to one of the girls, but most of the time they come when I least expect it.
Christmas/Advent is of course, a time when silence is hard to find, much less appreciate. Its hard to make time for something we do not think we need. But a lot can happen in unexpected, or even planned silences.
I am thankful for this silence today. Thankful for Sephine. So much I have learned from her. Much like so many of us anticipate the coming of our Savior this Christmas, we discover so much from a child.
"Always uplifting to see the perceived frailest amongst us in fact have the strength the rest of us couldn't imagine possible."