Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pondering This

"I realize that I have taken on the role of the peace-maker and conducting harmony in our home. Soothing this one, encouraging that one, pushing the toe of one under the dinner table to gently encourage then to stop talking! But ultimately, it is the normal jousting of a family, all sinners, redeemed but at different points of maturity. I cannot make all of these sweet ones be at peace - but I can be at peace."


Sally Clarkson

2 comments:

tonia said...

oh YES. amen and amen. this is nearly a mantra for me. teens can steal away the peace so quickly...in a different way from littles...and I have had to learn this lesson so painfully.

thank you for posting this!

Clarissa said...

Hi, I found you through Raising Arrows. I just read Jonah's story, so wanted to comment and let you know that I am thinking of you as I go through something very similar... God bless you for sharing your story!