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Peace

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The past few months my spirit has been seeking peace. Various circumstances have stolen the quiet peace I normally know.
This past year for our son at school was incredibly difficult.  Our Squirt is a far from perfect child, but we were extremely disappointed in one of his teahers. I have kept myself from writing about it as it was happening for many reasons. The entire experience had me questioning everything from if we should look into other options for his education to second guessing my abilities as a mother. I also did not want to write in the heat of anger.

Add to that hurtful situations with friends as well as health concerns of family members and it has made for anything but a spirit at peace these past few months.  

I needed rest and quiet. So I didn’t write as much. We didn’t stay on the go the entire summer. It was so nice. 

School started a week ago. So far Squirt likes his teachers and the year seems off to a better start than last.  We received better news than we were expecting about the health of a family member. My heart is healing from the hurtful situations with friends. I feel like writing again. 

Each evening as the sun is setting or after the stars have emerged I have found myself on my porch or in the hammock. My quiet time to just be still. To soak in the stars and the nature sounds. To pray. To listen. To allow God to teach me more about forgiveness and grace. And in this quiet stillness peace returns. I remember through the gifts, through the listing of each grace, that I can trust. Even through the times of frustration we can trust.
When we remember to trust there we will find peace.
Where do you go to find peace when life seems anything but peaceful?
Linking up with xoxo, Trina for Photo Friday. 

  • Trina - August 19, 2011 - 10:24 am

    Beautiful Amy! Better to not write in the heat of anger. So glad things are better so far with Squirt. We’ve been blessed to have amazing teachers each year. It makes a huge difference. You’re a great momma.ReplyCancel

    • Amy
      Amy - August 19, 2011 - 10:34 am

      Thank you Trina!ReplyCancel

  • Eva - August 19, 2011 - 11:52 am

    ” I remember through the gifts, through the listing of each grace, that I can trust. …When we remember to trust there we will find peace.”
    Having newly embarked on my 1000 gift-list (hoping it won’t stop there) your words means a lot to me.
    And where do I find peace … I’m still working on that … But it feels like there could be a place growing … inside of me!
    Thank you for posting today!ReplyCancel

    • Amy
      Amy - August 19, 2011 - 8:02 pm

      So glad you are listing 1000 gifts also. And that you are finding your place of peace. Thank you so much for stopping by.ReplyCancel

  • Traci - August 19, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    Beautiful words. Gorgeous Picture!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations
    http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-life.htmlReplyCancel

  • May - August 19, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    The photo is simply stunning. And your words touched me. It is very hard to feel at peace when your child is struggling or when you feel that another adult who holds a pivotal place in his life doesn’t really appreciate his wonderful gifts. There is a pain and a sense of being very unsettled when these situations exist. I am sending up a prayer for a year of restoration and yes…peace.ReplyCancel

    • Amy
      Amy - August 19, 2011 - 8:07 pm

      Thank you May. We’re praying for a more peaceful year. Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel