Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
I walk in the door. Kids screaming. The laundry machine calling my name. The hustle and bustle of my husband in the kitchen as he gentle kisses me on the cheek and heads upstairs for a shower. I am left with the sizzling pot of chili on the burner, and cornbread to throw in the oven.
I long for peace and quiet. But this family of mine needs me. After working all day I come home to a house full of laughter, full of discussion, sometimes arguments. I come home to a kitchen messy, empty pantry and baskets overflowing with laundry. And the noise in my head screams, “Run away!” A mom’s work is never done. I’ve clocked in, but I will never clock out.
I long for peace and quiet. So I sneak away for a moment, in the laundry room and shut the door and ask Him to come.
“Lord, please come. Quiet my soul among the clamoring of dishes. Quiet my spirit so that I can hear You clearly among the hustle and bustle of my household. I want to breath you in. I want to be still and know that You are God. In the quiet I can hear You. Lord, come and teach me to hear you among the day-to-day busy life that I am so blessed to have. I long for peace and quiet. Come, Lord, and quiet my soul.”
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