When sickness falls upon a family, and a family member is in hospital, most things come to a halt. Our usual daily routines stop; our everyday comforts like a cup of tea with our spouse stop; our easy nights’ rest stops.

There are some human longings that continue despite sickness. We still long to be together as a family. We still long to talk to each other. We still long to be in each others’ company. We still long for hugs and kisses, for shared meals, shared stories, shared laughs and shared prayers.

Here’s my only Instagram this week. It captures a simple moment of being content, (not contentment in a bag of Oreos), but just being content whilst in the arms of a loved one.

Forgive me for not featuring any posts from last weeks’ Weekly Kids’ Co-op. This week has been extraordinary. I hope to be back in the full swing of things again next week.

A lovely friend shared these words of council with me. It is wonderful to know we can rest content, in the arms of our Sovereign Lord and Creator.

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121:1-2 ESV)

 July 2012
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About the author

Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.