Sunday, January 18, 2009

Church

The great thing about being at home on a cold rainy Sunday with sick children and hot coffee is that God is here too.  I don't have to be in a sanctuary to marvel at His miracles.  I see them in the way H's perfect tiny fingers reach for the colorful music making toys that dangle above her head and the way that L is stretched out on her stomach in sleep so deep and peaceful that it makes me envy curling up in her white crib and listening to "rainforest" sounds.  Watching my children, and remembering our time in the NICU, has the power to stop me in my tracks, tear up a little, and whisper, "Thank you Lord, thank you so much."

6 comments:

Catie Murphy said...

Amen! And so very thankful that your girls are healthy and home!!! Your time sounds much more reverent and reflective than mine this morning, as I was tackling mass sans Lee and juggling toys, bottle, burp cloth, pick up toy, pick up bottle, etc., all while trying to be prayerful. But, alas, God meets us where we are doesn't He?! Hope that the girls are getting better and better.

lindsay said...

I love these girls soooo much!!!!

mary said...

We're so glad the girls are doing better and its wonderful that you have both been able to be home with them.

Also, thanks for liberating your wordpress commenters :-) I like the new comment settings!

Kat said...

I second the Amen!
I love these times when you feel so close to God.
There are times when I lose all perspective and can be so negative with the world. But there are those magical times when you truly see and understand what God has done for you and those are the times that I feel closest to God. He is amazing!!

The Bean said...

You wouldn't believe the arguements I have had with some people about not going to church every Sunday. Just because we aren't physically there doesn't mean we aren't having our own special time with him at our house or with our children. The girls are beautiful and they will always hold a special place in my heart as will you. In a way they were a gift from you to me last year when I needed it. ;)

The Howell's said...

I love their little noses!! Makes me want to kiss them!! :)