The following is a beautiful, treasured paragraph taken from Katrina Kenison’s book “Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment”
Quiet has many moods.
When our kids are home,
their energy is palpable.
Even when they’re upstairs sleeping
I can sense them,
can feel the house filling with their presence,
expanding like a sail billowed with air.
I love the dawn stillness of a house full of sleepers,
love knowing that within these walls our entire family is contained and safe,
our stable four-sided shape resurrected.
But those days are the exception now,
not the norm