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Friday, September 5, 2014

Five Minute Friday :: The Whisper...

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It was late last night... I had already heard the whisper.
Even before knowing anything about the prompt, for today.
I had a choice then as to if I would listen to it or not...
and I still do.

Welcome to Five Minute Friday.

The place where it takes a suggested 5 minutes to get it out there on paper and share your heart.


Ironically, the book pulled out for the bedtime story, last night, was entitled; Anything for You, by John Wallace.  Illustrated by Harry Horse.  

Anything for You
Cute book!

Ironically, I had planned ahead to try and take a photo of the four of us... attempting to catch a glimpse of me (more so) in the act, the moments of Motherhood.  
Something I should do more often... 
Somewhere, I heard that whisper earlier in the day.

At the time, I did not know the prompt for today's FMF,(Which is: WHISPER, in case you haven't figured that out already!) nor did I know the book which we would be reading.

And...ironically, the fact that it took several times of actually getting a somewhat decent looking "selfie" - did not DID NOT have any whispering involved.

It almost didn't happen.  And, when it did... it felt fake and hypocritical.
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In the bedtime routine of reading a book, the story-line is sweet. This Mama bear and her little one are at the end of a very busy day!
Her Charlie has been helping her with housework, etc.  And, sometimes making more of a mess than anything.
He's tired.  She's tired.
But, this Mama bear keeps it together.
(First whisper:  You don't!)
She's gentle...in her approach.
(Second whisper: You're not!)
and on and on...
She suggests things and he answers that he do anything for his mama.
Things, such as, where he'd swim to the end of the tub and back for her...
That he'd draw her his best picture.
Climb the tallest tree.
Smile his biggest smile...
Be her best friend.

I read...

Will you climb into bed, close your eyes for me, and sleep all night for me, whispers Mama?

Anything ... yawns Charlie.  And he's off to sleep..

Lights out.  Kisses on foreheads and "good-night, sleep tight's" are exchanged, with my kiddos.

I whisper ... as I leave the room...

I love you!

(Third whisper:  Really?  You do...?)

The truth is... there are some days I'm so grateful to God to be on this side of the day. 
The side where they're (finally!) asleep and I can hear myself think.

Quiet. Peace.
I whisper thanks!

You know what though?
Jesus whispers this to me.
Quiet. Peace.
My prayer is that I would hear MORE of the quiet peace in and throughout the midst of my day.  More than I do.

He really does whisper this for me... and over me!
I just don't know that I'm always listening...to the right whisper(s).

Psalm 107: 28-30
Then they cried out to the LORD  in their trouble, 
and he brought them out of their distress.

He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
They were glad when it grew calm, 
and he guided them to their desired haven.

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 ((I also know this was way over 5 minutes... and that is okay!))

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  1. I love that Psalm! I don't remember ever reading it, so I am so glad you drew attention to it. Here's to hearing peace and calm in the midst of storms--to learning to quiet souls in loud places. It is something we all need. :)

  2. Enjoyed reading your blog and I remember the days of getting the kids to bed and enjoying a moment of peace. Believe me it is over before you know it. Now I have one grandson and another on the way and when he spends the weekend I feel that way. I love so much for him to be here, but he is a bit more active than I. I'm really working more on hearing His quiet peace in prayer walks, sitting on the porch with my grandbaby watching nature.

  3. Bevy, Just what I needed to hear... I recall days like you talk about, and honestly I miss them so... but I love the quiet and peace too... It seems I come here sometimes and I comment because your words are so needed in my life as a reminder... and today was one of those days.... I will email you with details... Back to your post, just so ya know I think all of us mothers at times has felt the same way... One thing that stopped me in my tracks was listening to a video that Ann Voskamp had on her blog... and it was beautiful and I recall how it talked about FLeeting Moments... it stuck with me daily, and in the midst of the wild day, I chose to slow down and savor those moments... and sad to say those times slip by fast... if only I could go back and have a do-over.... thanks for sharing.... hugs always... bless you sweet girl...

  4. Hi Bevy, I took some much needed time this weekend to enjoy the quiet,the peace and the calm of God's whisper. I so needed this after a summer of lots of company, helping my daughter in law who is pregnant, spending time with our little granddaughter, a lot of doctor appointments, and taking care of our son who has cerebral palsy (he wasn't doing too well over the summer), and needless to say I wasn't getting much rest. It had all begun to catch up with me so this weekend whisper was necessary. I hadn't been on your blog too much over the summer and when I read this post it had spoken to me. Quiet...Peace...Whisper... Melanie P.

  5. Dear Bevy,
    You look extremely sunburned in that picture. Sunscreen, my friend.... sunscreen!


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