Today's word: LOUD
Loud seems to be a large portion of my day. Kids playing. One child banging on the drums. A boy that does not know the meaning of "be quiet". He makes noise not only with his mouth but with his hands and feet constantly in motion.
I try to embrace each part of my day. The good, bad and the ugly. Sometimes the noise is overwhelming but when I step back, clear my head and listen. Listen with my heart. I hear laughter. I hear learning. I hear babies learning to speak their first words.
Occasionally my day is quiet. The days when I am all alone. The days when I drop off my son at an activity and I'm left to run errards alone. At first these moments were uncomfortable. What do I do in the quiet?
I now embrace these quiet moments. I listen to classical music while in the car (this isn't done with other family members in the car). I pray out loud. I read. I write. I listen to the birds singing their morning song. A song that awakes and rejuvenates a tired mama.
I thank my heavenly Father for both the loud and the quiet. For times of rest and times when my house is full of energetic and LOUD children. I accept these things in my life. I embrace this. This is my life. Often loud but sometimes quiet.