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Peace

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Peace.  This was truly a peaceful Christmas.  After all the chaos, heartbreak and shock in the last three months, the past two weeks has been so very peaceful. 

Each time I look at the still healing 3-inch scar on Bennett's belly, I think of how wonderful it is to have our little guy put back together.  Believe it or not, but for me, changing diapers is so enjoyable. (I even caught myself describing to a family member that Bennett's poops smells "sweet" to which my sister quickly explained that in fact it did not.)
The nice thing about holidays is, that on some level, it allows life to be put on hold.  For just a moment, time stands still.  And for us, this is what our Christmas holiday break felt like. 

For two weeks, we had family to help us process, reflect and remember what life has been like recently for us - but to also help us anticipate what is to come.  All the while, our family also gave us some temporary physical relief from the daily care of our children's needs: opportunities to sleep in, help with the crying baby, distracting our two year old while we focus on other things we needed to get done.

We are ready to return to the real world though.  We have arrived back home and are getting in our places - ready to push the "start" button to begin life/school/work once again.

::::Sigh:::: but it feels good...to feel rested and reassured that things do eventually get better.

We are reminded that while things can and will be challenging, nothing lasts forever.  God is good. 

He gives us the strength to handle what we think we cannot.  And he gives us relief when we think we can handle no more.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."  - John 14:27

One Response to “Peace”

  1. Can I get an Amen?! Great post, Breck. I'm glad to hear you had a restful and relaxing time in Louisiana!

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