Monday, February 19, 2007

Quiet Time

Today my children and I practiced what I hope will become a steady feature of our lives, at least through Lent if not beyond as well: after lunch quiet time.

It's not that they have to be completely quiet, but I do. And I need to not hear them for just a few minutes.

It's a great opportunity for them to practice being together calmly, especially for the older one to help the toddler and to focus on doing things for her.

It will give me a few minutes to pray during the day.

I could feel sanity seeping back into my heart as I sat in the warm sunshine quietly today. And as it was practice, it was only about 9 or 10 minutes of uninterrupted quiet.

But, what a treasure!

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