Just For Wonder

An Essay By Jenny // 7/17/2007

Small children are wonderful. :) Levi is getting so grown up, but he still uses certain parts of language in that unique way small children do. The other day we were visiting Grandma's house and he came running in saying:

"Is it almost time to leave - just for wonder?"

Translated this means he was wondering if it was almost time to go, but he wasn't in any hurry or anything. :) For some reason I found this particularly poetic that day, and marked it down as something to share.

Those words - just for wonder - made me stop and think. Sometimes the little things in life need to be appreciated, and in order to do that we must hit the pause button on our lives. Just for wonder... There are so many mysteries in this world, and so many wonder-ful things --- butterflies, forget-me-nots, baby toes, giggles and rainbows... Our God is so wonder-ful, and His world paints that wonder daily for us to see.
I have decided to slow down for a bit - life has been unbelievably crazy lately, and I've decided to spend more time remembering the reason I chose my path in life instead of working so hard on running down it. I withdrew from my classes (I wasn't having time to keep up in them anyway) and I'm focusing on getting our little family back to some semblence of "normal". We're still reeling from the loss of two of our family members last November, and I don't think the boys are going to be able to "get over it" unless I focus only on them for awhile. The nightmares have to be stopped - Isaac needs to sleep, and so do I. Recovery is not an easy process, but it is as much a part of life as hurt is, and we will recover... God is still in control. Jesus is still The Way, The Truth, and The Life -- and we are still following Him.

It helps to remember that there is so much in this world that is wonder-ful... It helps to pause and ask questions.... just for wonder...

Comments

You know what i was thinking?

Haha, i remember when Levi said that! He can be so cute sometimes! Anyways i was thinking you should put up that song of your The Glory Of Grace (i'm not actually sure what it is called but i think you will know which one i am talking about) That song is my favorite :)

Tamerah | Tue, 07/17/2007

wow

Thank you, Jenny. That was beautiful. And something we so often need to be reminded of.
Writing this, an old Gaelic prayer came to mind, so I'll share it with you...
"May you have the strength to push away the sod
and to climb up out of the chilly tomb
May you respond to the trumpet call of God
and explode in life from death's clinging womb
May each new day have its own wonder and rebirth
its molding of new life from unwilling clay
its springing in surprise from reluctant earth
its hint of victory on final Judgment Day
And may the God of daily resurrections bless you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."
Aisling

Anonymous | Tue, 07/17/2007

beautiful

Aisling,
Thank you for sharing! I would love to have a copy of this prayer hanging on my wall... Do you remember where you first heard it - or maybe who wrote it? It reminds me of St. Patrick's Breastplate, though more for it's "feel" than anything else - possibly because they're both originally written in Gaelic. :)

~Jenny

Jenny | Sat, 07/21/2007

I was thinking about you the other day

I don't even know if you'll get this or not. But I was thinking the other day about you, and the stories you've shared about your autistic children. I will soon marry into a family with a two year old Down Syndome girl. It's amazing how kids like that are such blessings, and I praise God every day for not only preparing for me having a Downsy sister-in-law, but giving me the heart to love her. Disabled kids really are amazing and I love 'em like crazy, because they show us God's grace in such an amazing way!

Heather | Fri, 09/18/2009

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

 Heather,   I just wanted to

 Heather,

  I just wanted to let you know that I did receive your comment. :) I don't seem to have the time to post anything anymore between the boys' lessons and therapies... But I wanted to drop you a line and congratulate you on your upcoming marriage!!! 

Many blessings my friend!

Anonymous | Fri, 09/18/2009

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