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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My Sacred Life

Oooh, time just skitters away from me now that all three are in school!

The part of my Sacred Life that I want to share today has no picture, but it is one thing guaranteed to make me feel grateful and humble and happy...

I love hearing the murmur of my kids talking or working or playing together--that low hum, punctuated by laughter, a high soft voice (Katie) and a lower, raspier one (Jenny) and then this deeper voice of amazing timbre (Joel).

I've been so blessed. My children like to be together, like to play together--even with the huge age difference (Joel is 14 and Jenny's only 7, while Katie's 12) they like to hang out together. Joel and Jenny have all sorts of stuff they do together, and Katie and Jenny play together all the time. Even though Joel and Katie sometimes disagree now that they're adolescents, for the most part they get along and enjoy each other.

Now it might seem that this should be a given, but I've seen so many families where the children do not like to be together, even where the children actively dislike each other, that I know that not every family is as lucky as mine.

That murmur of the three voices I love best in all the world--wish I could bottle it up so I'd have it forever. I'm even smiling as I write this. Truly truly truly an important part of my sacred life.


Leah said...

oh, i can imagine that that would be the most wonderful sound to hear. :-)

my siblings and i get along so well and it didn't occur to me at first that not everyone's family is like that. but over time, i've felt more and more grateful for the closeness we still share. it is a wonderful thing.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely thing, as I too know so many people who definately DO NOT get on with their siblings and which is so sad.
I am an only child, and while I am fine with this, I often wonder what it would be like to have the sort of relationship that your children share. Lovely. E

Carla said...

"That murmur of the three voices I love best in all the world--wish I could bottle it up so I'd have it forever."

I wonder ... if this was a piece of art, what would it look like?

Hamguin said...

Carla's comment is such a great one: what would it look like?

I can tell you from experience (I have four daughters, ages 15, 17, 19, and 21) that what you are hearing now will be with you always.

The kids? Heck, they will be adults making you some grandkids so quickly you won't believe it possible for it to have taken place already.

But...that murmur. So sweet, that sound of harmony. It will never leave you, trust me.

Yolanda said...

Can you tell me how you got your sacred life button to work. It gives an error code on my blog when I try to link it.I am widget dumb

Rambler said...

Children in most religions are considered to be sacred and god's gift, I think you have the right idea, children growing up together, sharing life and things really understand the need to coexist, inturn making so many lives sacred.
Thanks for sharing