“In the silence of the heart God speaks.
If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you.
Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness,
your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.”
Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
The school year has finally ended and thus our little extended family clan headed home
yesterday for good.
And I cried like nobody’s business.
There is now such a deafening silence that neither my husband nor I find comfortable.
No shrieks, no cries, no shouts, no laughter, no bumps nor bangs…
March 15th until May 22nd.
Holidays, birthdays, milestones, and seasons have all came and gone.
And now they are gone…
And there is still a Pandemic, a lockdown, a ‘new’ normal…
The silence isn’t helping…
(the attack of Da / Julie Cook / 2020)
(a warm spring day /Julie Cook/ 2020)
(snuggle bug siblings / Abby Cook/ 2020)
(a first hair cut / Julie Cook / 2020)
(the last morning with “mom” / Julie Cook / 2020)
ALMIGHTY God, heavenly Father, who hast blessed us with the joy and care of children;
Give us light and strength so to train them,
that they may love whatsoever things are true and pure and lovely and of good report,
following the example of their Saviour Jesus Christ.
1928 Book of Common Prayer