Less noise

“…one morning long ago in the quiet of the world, when there was less noise and more green…”

– Tolkien

I spent all night and day with a sick babe.  It is amazing how quickly things change.  One day, you’re hiking through the mountains or playing in a forest of fairies.

The next, you are in constant, quiet motion, calming, comforting, soothing, cleaning.  I hate when my children are sick.  But, I feel grateful for the time to stop and do nothing but sit next to them and watch.

Things become so quiet, and the times that are healthy become so much more appreciated.  I can’t tell you how many times today I have said prayers of thanks that we were so healthy while we travelled in our little RV for all those months.

Today, I just looked around me.  I looked around at the comfort of home, and felt so blessed.  I looked at our incredible, quiet life.  No major interruption or upheaval has to happen when we are sick.  We just slow down a bit more.  Most of all, I just looked at six little faces, some feeling well, some feeling terrible.  All delicious and mine.  I am so thankful for a life of less noise.

Say a little prayer for my sick ones tonight? :)  All will be well.

Blessed am I.

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