Thursday, August 04, 2011

a new rhythm

our posts are fewer
and further in between.

the rhythm of life has changed,
slowed down.

it has surprised both
kip and i
that we are
struggling the most
this week.

little irritations,
irrational fears,
unexpected tears
burst forth
at the most inopportune moments.

as a wise friend pointed out,
there is nothing to do.
no action to take.

life is back to normal,
but not really.
we make sure chloe takes her medications.
we try to ignore the piles of blond hair,
little tumbleweeds of hair,
collecting on the floor,
the stairs,
sticking to my skin.

i realized that
in the adrenaline rush of
the hospital stay,
daily trips into grand rapids,
we left the praying
to everyone else.

we have felt so surrounded by
prayers and love.
now it is time for us to
come to God.
to listen,
to ask,
to wait,
to rest.


Unknown said...

and how reassuring to know He will listen back and wait with you.

team krasean said...

Beautifully written, Christa. You all continue to be in our prayers. Love to all of you!

Lara Parent Photography said...

beautiful. this made me cry. sending love always. rest your minds, hearts and days. xx