Sometimes we're starving for it.
With our partner.
With our thoughts.
We hunger for a break.
For a breath.
We're desperate to remember who we were.
Who was I before?
And then somehow, through grace, we let go.
We journey from resistance to surrender and let it all fall away.
From pushing and fighting what is, from trying to claw our way back into what was,
to peacefully laying back into today – eyes closed and smiling, heart filled with gratitude.
We find peace in acceptance and our life blooms as we embrace today.
We fall in love with the messy here-and-now and that dull hunger for something else subsides.
And they grow.
Always they grow.
And each day we're blessed to bear witness.
And soon they, too, dream of a journey all their own.
And then they venture out into the world.
Even if for a moment.
And that breath that we once hungered for so desperately falls silently upon us.
And suddently everything is new again.
And we try to recall what it felt like before.
And then we remember:
there is only this.
Ever-changing, ever perfect this.
8 thoughts on “Surrender.”
Wow…this is so amazingly appropriate for me right now. Kids are away this week with family because I’m helping my husband through some medical stuff. This is exactly what I’m feeling. Thanks!
This is beautiful. You are an amazing poet. I read your words (when time allows) and am always renewed. Surrender, allow, embrace: this resonates as we move on (fast at times) with our day, our week, our season. Thank you always for your words.
Love this so much. The words, the pictures, all of it. Thank you.
This a beautiful reminder of the power of acceptance and presence. I am thinking of the future after experiencing my very first power struggle with my daughter, 14 months old. Ahh, the growing up, the changes, and to be in the here and now is a gift to us both.
You are amazing. I love your blog so much.
That yearning is so urgent at times. Thanks for the reminder. And your red russian kale looks great!
I needed to read this today. Thank you. I don’t usually read blogs, but I found yours a few months ago, and I find myself checking it for reminders…..signposts that lead me in the right direction when everything seems upside down and misplaced.
Beautiful, truly beautiful… Thank you for sharing your words and your heart. They touch my heart.