“Sunrise, sunset with no eyes to see it
Garnets and rubies ground up in the sand
Words from my children with no ears to hear it
Where is the wonder?
New tender mercies and infinite graces
Woven like threads in the cloth of my days
Deep wells of glory behind common faces
Where is the wonder, where is the wonder?”
-Sara Groves, “Precious Again” from the album, Invisible Empires
Sophia saw the daffodils and squealed with delight, running over to them and pointing. It’s her first spring really interacting with the world around her now that she can walk. The boys are excited too. They pick handfuls of the yellow flowers and bring them to me: “We have something for you, Mama.” The stems are usually too short for putting in a vase. I show them that the flowers need stems to drink water and stay alive for a while if I put them in a vase.
Motherhood offers up a gift to see the wonder again. To see the things I’d miss. To see the things I take for granted. The hazy pink mist of budding trees. The purple crocus and yellow daffodils. The airplanes jetting across the sky. The dogs people walk–which creates great excitement for my children.
Motherhood is the chance to see everyday beauty and “infinite graces” through the eyes of wonder.
Oh Danielle, wait til they start seeing the wonder of the gospel. it’s a whole new level of awe! I love when I get glimpses of them in a sermon and I can tell they are really understanding it. Or when they realize that Jesus came for sinners not good kids and have that relief wash over them…amazing.
I love this, Danielle. So poetic and inspiring. And, you’re so right about motherhood being a door to wonder.
Yes that’s one of the many wonderful things about being a mama. Seeing the world around you again, fresh and new through the eyes of a child. I remember the joy it gave me. The joy I feel again when I’m around the “grands”. I still try and capture it all on my own now. I receive such joy, contentment from the Hands of my Papa Lord’s creation, they truly are NEW every morning. Enjoy the discoveries of this New Day right along with the precious little ones:)
I love the wonder of little kids! Thanks for sharing — brought a smile to my soul.
This is challenging to me just now, because I so often reach for the camera to find wonder. But the kids, they never lose it…
Beautiful post filled with light and gratitude. Thank you, Katie x