[Our] love of neighbor is genuine love (instead of common interest) only if it includes the
love of God and leaves the other free for God.
Love of neighbor finds its fulfillment in the love of God, love of God its concretization
in love of neighbor.
Adrienne von Speyr
from The Passion from Within
(The Mayor and Sheriff sleeping until time for me to crawl in / Julie Cook / 2019)
I just got home from spending the weekend with the Mayor and Sheriff.
Leaving is always so hard.
When I’m up visiting and since there are now two babies…
there are now no spare bedrooms and thus my “bedroom” is in the den on
a sofa sleeper.
That means that I have officially turned into my aunt Martha as that
is how it worked years ago in our little world when our son was a baby.
So now when I visit, the Mayor usually sleeps with me, Moppie…
but last night the Sherrif had fallen asleep before his mom has everything situated,
so the two of them “rested” until everyone got to the right bed!!!
The chaos from the outings of the day is quickly forgotten when everyone is sleeping like
Yet we all know that all of this peacefulness will quickly change once the sun rises
and the day is afoot as the energy of little people is recharged and renewed!
Reminds me somewhat of werewolves and vampires—but in this case, things are reversed.
Angels at sleep—whirling dervishes with tempers and demands by day…
But it’s all actually really quite grand—despite the exhaustion of adults!
Time for a soothing cup of tea for Moppie!
(an angelic Sheriff with wiley hair/ Julie Cook / 2019)
(let not the Mayor’s restful demeanor fool you for one minute—
aka hell on wheels! / Julie Cook/ 2019)