>> Saturday, December 22, 2012

I was going to write about how we try to master it all.
How we hold ourselves to too-high standards and judge our missteps far more harshly than we ought.

I was going to write about how honesty and surrender 
release the spikes in the belly and the weight on the shoulders.

About letting go, playing through, ignoring the mistakes and listening for the melody instead. 

 About my contentment at the start of this break.
How I value my luck and my blessings and the richness of life.

There's a lot to say but it's just another version of a song you already know.

We look around and take it in and pull close the ones we love and 
count our blessings and offer up prayers and peace for the hurting

and we keep 

listening for the song 

amid all the wrong notes.


piano portraits by Owen, age 9


Merry Christmas. May you experience peace, joy, hope, and especially love this holiday season.

"A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices...."


Stephanie Precourt December 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM  

So true.

Merry Christmas!!!


Amber January 26, 2013 at 9:07 PM  

What a beautiful post. So true, and lovely photos :)

xox, amber

Amber January 26, 2013 at 9:10 PM  

also, your three boys are so adorable!

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