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.