Saturday, October 15, 2011


Little Guy was up early today because of a stuffy nose. I was having my morning quiet time, and invited him to snuggle up. "I like to get up and just listen," I whispered to him, "Even when I was a young adult and lived by myself and there was no one there to make noise, I got up early and made a cup of coffee and listened to all the sounds I couldn't hear the rest of the day. Practicing listening helps."

He smiled up at me and snuggled closer; he'd learned something new about his mama.

So we sat together and listened. He whispered, "I can hear your heart."

Yes, he could.


  1. oh that's lovely. I so miss the quiet times we used to have as a start to our homeschooling day. Snuggling up together on the couch was just such a special way to spend time together.

  2. Dear Julia,
    I LOVED your son's comment.
    My children have families of their own now, so they
    can't hear my heart. I like to think that they KNOW my heart though.
    Your blog is a great blessing. Thank you so much!

  3. That is beautiful. I have read you for years and years -- I pray God's blessings on you and your family.