Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Know Your Voice

Yesterday we did something we have never done as a family!

We spent one full, summer day at an amusement park.

And yesterday was a day filled with utter surprise, new adventures, thrill rides, train rides.

And by ten o'clock at night, my head and face were aching bitterly because I hadn't laughed so hard and smiled so much at seeing eight children have the time of their lives!

But being at an amusement park means LOTS and LOTS of people.

And with younger children who love to sprint to an attraction with no thought in mind, we were blessed no one got lost!

At one point of the day, I beckoned -again - for my five year old daughter to come take my hand.

But she refused.

"Honey, " I cautioned, "I don't want you to get lost."

"Mom!" she answered empathically. "I WON'T get lost!"

"But you're not holding my hand!"

"But I know your voice, Mom.  I will just follow your voice!"

And follow my voice she did.  As she gazed upward and sideward and all around at the sights and sounds that were so new and very fun for her.

And as we walked and played for ten hours yesterday, I realized our agency takes us from holding someone's hand to listening to someone's voice.

And if we listen to God's voice . . .

And if we follow . . .

We'll find our way back Home.


  1. I am so impressed that not one of yours got lost. The world's getting noisier, but He is still calling to us--how grateful I am to be in His family. Thank you for writing posts from your heart. They always touch mine and inspire me to be a better mom.

  2. Thank you for your post.
    i enjoy the insight...
    Makes me think there are lessons I can learn all through life...if I look.

    love you!

  3. Awesome post my awesome friend! Only thing missing---those 7 crazy boys, er, I mean 8 boys of yours, on the the white roller coaster!!! Priceless! And how I wish I knew Manaya! (Sorry for the spelling...) Is she like the boys?? Glad you didn't lose anyone!

  4. I love you're insight!!