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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Musings for Toddler Moms

Barbara Crafton received the following email and passed it on to me. With Sarah's permission I'm posting it and requesting a response from other moms for Sarah. Also, I'd love for you to share your special moments with your child.

Dear Barbara,
I am a new subscriber to the Geranium Farm's eMos and I have enjoyed them so much... each day I look forward to seeing if there is a new one waiting for me! I am writing to ask you if anyone at the Geranium Farm writes a similar meditation for mothers of toddlers?

I am a mother of one 23-month old boy. As I'm sure you know, the days fly
quickly by. My mind is cluttered with so many things - (did I email that
file for the project at work? Is there a clean sippy cup in the car? Oh
gosh, I forgot to take the chicken out to thaw, whatever will I make for
dinner?) - and it is hard to find that still and quiet place to listen for
God's voice.

And yet, there are moments... last night, for instance, my son was
fighting a cold. He cried out to us from his crib, and I went in to soothe
him. I picked him up and lay down on his love seat with him snuggled
against my chest. As I lay there holding him in the dark, listening to the
faint sounds of my husband in the kitchen, and nuzzling his sweet-smelling baby hair as his breathing slowed and he drifted off to sleep, I thought,
"Yes, this is holy, this is sacred, this is grace."

I want more moments like that. I'm looking for meditations which will
help me to find them. Do you know of any?

Blessings to you, and thank you,


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