November 1, 2013

New Strength

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." 

Yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, we struggled. She pushed and I pulled. We exhaust ourselves over and over.

This morning, we looked out the window and saw trees that God must have colored with a set of highlighters, brushing some leaves to the ground as he drew. We snuggled on top of the wrinkled up quilt, and chattered about Walter, and why he wears diapers, and why he swatted at her nightgown. I switched on the coffee maker and poured milk into her cereal.

She smiled a smile of forgotten yesterdays, and I gave her a hug of fresh tomorrows. And when I sunk into the couch with a full mug of coffee, she said, "Mama, can I sit on your lap?" Yes, baby. Of course you can.

Pay no mind to yesterday. Yesterday is done.

Today is a new day.

8 kind comments from you:

Erinn C.D. said...

And thank goodness for today's and tomorrow's :)

Jen said...

:) Love this!

Kaylee said...

Oh thank you, Jesus, that today is a new day. I am so thankful for new mercies each morning. Seriously. Happy Friday :)

Fran said...

Well said, frond <3

blm said...

thankfully for parents, small children are the most forgiving creatures on earth. :)

Laura Darling said...

This is so so sweet! And God's highlighter must have been in my town this weekend too. The trees are just gorgeous!

valinohio said...

"She smiled a smile of forgotten yesterdays, and I gave her a hug of fresh tomorrows" - I'm going to steal this BEAUTIFUL line (I'll be sure to give you credit!!) You are an AMAZING writer!!!
Much love from Ohiooooooo!

Elle Sees said...

morning is a new sheet of paper to write on!

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