Monday, December 7, 2009

Pain and the gift.

This is beautiful from A Holy Experience. Read the whole thing:

"I press my hand against the cold pane and feel December. I remember to breathe. I remember to smile. I prayed for a time such as this, with these children and this husband and this life, and I am tired and I am weary, but it comes and I can see its reflection in the window.

A smile.

Because there is no passing by this way again.

This labor and pain, it's part of receiving the gift."


Karyn said...

I hope I can remember such beautiful thoughts when I'm in labor in March. Despite the fact that this is the fourth go-round, I'm still dreading labor. Thank you for sharing such inspiration.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It is indeed.