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Featured Writer – Heidi Baker

 

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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

 

To read more of Heidi’s lovely words, please visit her website at: http://heidibethbaker.weebly.com/

And you can also purchase her book on Amazon by clicking, here.


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Just listen….

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I feel like an idiot thinking that it was all about me
I was so certain of betrayal that I just couldn’t see
Sometimes we don’t notice what’s really going on
When people seem upset we need to find out what’s wrong
So the next time you try jumping to conclusions
Don’t let yourself be angered or disillusioned
Instead take a step back and really listen
You’ll be astonished by what you’ve been missing

 

Written by, Michelle Cook

 

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