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“We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally; to be alone with Him — not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything — to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.”
― Mother Teresa
This past weekend I attended a solitude retreat in order to meet my Creator in the presence of one of his most wonderful creations–nature. It was a time of renewal and restoration that was much needed. I realized that it had been years since I had sat in complete silence. Crazy, huh?
Unfortunately I fell ill after returning home. And for the first time in over a year, I accomplished another first: I laid in bed for ours, resting, while hubby tended to the kids. Hmmm, maybe being sick isn’t so bad 😉
But then I had a little one join me. Poor Big Brother. He didn’t feel quite as bad as me, but he definitley wasn’t himself. I captured this sweet moment in the darkness…
We seem to be on the mend now.
I awoke early this morning feeling much better. I remembered to take some time alone in the stillness of nature. I was rewarded with a symphony of birds in my backyard. I captured some of it for you and I hope you take a moment to be still and enjoy. I’ll be back tomorrow with a real post, promise.