or anywhere else
to find peace.
You will find that deep place of silence
in your room,
or even your bathtub.”
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross~
I loved this one. I am finding it to be so true. A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to go with two of my daughters to a Time Out For Women event. It was amazing, inspiring and most of all, fun. I found peace in a room with 1500 other women. I found peace in the learning and in my time with my beautiful girls.
Spending time with adult children is so amazing. I have been blessed to watch them grow and have children of their own. I get to see their joys and their trials and their overcoming of the hard parts of life.
I love being a grandmother to their children, and I love the relationship I have with them now that they are grown. I have found friendship and advice and love in this opportunity to get to know the adults they have become.
I spent so many years of my life wishing for things to happen. Wishing that different things would hurry up and come, and that others would hurry up and be over. I wanted the infant to be older so that I could, at last, get a full nights sleep. I wanted my first daughter to go to school. I wanted my son to play football. I wanted them to hurry through the terrible two's and the treacherous three's. I wanted them to grow faster, and than to not grow so fast after all.
Mostly, I wanted them to need me and love me and understand me.
Now, many years later, I understand the need to enjoy whatever part of life you are in. Babies do grow, children do change. The teen years really don't last forever (even though it feels like it!) When it is over, you look back and it seems to have taken mere moments to pass. You can't go back and hold your new baby again. Now they are grown taller than you.
For me, finding peace is learning to live, forgive, and love right now. Peace is in knowing if I died today, I would not regret what I did or what I said. Peace is relying on my Savior in ever single part of my life.
I am seeking that peace. Somedays, I even find it.
Matthew 11:28-3028. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.