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Featured Writer – Heidi Baker



Fully Their Own

Laundry can wait for morning.

Sleet bouncing on the rooftop is for pajamas,

yawning, soft music, letting legos in their piles

be uniquely organized floor ornaments.

I gather another brownie,

a second cup of coffee, my breath in one large motion

before curling up beside the space heater,

snug in a crocheted blanket.

Dark comes early, whispering, “Slow down, listen,

look up and see the children grow

a little more amazing

every minute.”

I stare so long each one asks, “Mom, what?”

I smile, just barely remembering we once shared a body,

then lightning-aware that these children

are fully their own.


Written by, Heidi Baker


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Growing apart

Is what we often do

As time invades

The space between two


Growing together

Is much more fun

But time interferes

And the magic is done


Growing in sync

Takes a special skill

One I’ve not mastered

Even still


Growing inevitably

Produces friction

Which in the end

May cause affliction


Growing substantially

Increases our knowledge

Which isn’t something

You can learn in college


Growing continuously

Is what we all do

So that God can make

The best out of you


Written by, Michelle Cook

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