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December 23, 2007

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Dawn

I enjoyed your entry. I was raised as a Quaker and used to long for moments of silence. Now, I add a little bit of silence to each day with my kids. It is good for them to be one with themselves for a little while.
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Dawn

I enjoyed your entry. I was raised as a Quaker and used to long for moments of silence. Now, I add a little bit of silence to each day with my kids. It is good for them to be one with themselves for a little while.
Blessings,
dawn
www.homeschoolblogger.com/my4sweetums

Susan Ryan

I'm sorry about your loss, Stephanie.

I think silence is vastly under-rated with all the buzz that's usually going on in our lives. We're fortunate enough to live far out in the country and have some of that silence except for nature's gifts. (We still get the truck noise from the interstate a couple of miles away.)
Nothing is better than walking out to a snow covered backyard and just hearing that scrunch squeak of snow hitting your boots. I taught our kids how to build igloo forts for one,so they could just lay down inside the snow in the white glow of silence.
Thanks for reminding me about the importance of silence.

Rachel Wright

You are so right about the lack of silence in our lives. I used to work at a university and it amazed me how uncomfortable the kids would be when the radio was turned off--they didn't know how to function without a soundtrack! How were they supposed learn to listen to their inner selves with all that noise going on around them?

Homestead Mama

1st - I am sorry for your loss.
2nd - What a timely post for me. I need some silence in my life. I am reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert right now and there is a quote in there (I am paraphrasing) about how Praying is talking to God and Meditating is Listening to God. Yes. Quiet time for Meditation, Listening, and Sitting with Oneself has got to be a good thing! Thank you for your thoughts on this!

Homestead Mama

1st - I am sorry for your loss.
2nd - What a timely post for me. I need some silence in my life. I am reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert right now and there is a quote in there (I am paraphrasing) about how Praying is talking to God and Meditating is Listening to God. Yes. Quiet time for Meditation, Listening, and Sitting with Oneself has got to be a good thing! Thank you for your thoughts on this!

Homestead Mama

1st - I am sorry for your loss.
2nd - What a timely post for me. I need some silence in my life. I am reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert right now and there is a quote in there (I am paraphrasing) about how Praying is talking to God and Meditating is Listening to God. Yes. Quiet time for Meditation, Listening, and Sitting with Oneself has got to be a good thing! Thank you for your thoughts on this!

Cristina

Beautiful post. I think I would like to quietly meditate on it.
My condolences for your recent loss. She sounds like she really enriched your life.

JSH

Thanks so much for participating in this week's Carnival of Family Life hosted at Pajama Mommy Community! This post is a wonderful entry from which readers can, like me, learn much. I'm very sorry about the loss of your stepmother.

Be sure to drop by and check out some of the other wonderful entries this week!

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