Sunday, January 25, 2009

Miracle in the Dark


The power went out tonight. Tonight was special. Call it a brief peek into heaven. A few moments of pure simplicity. You know what I mean, when all you have to think about is your little family around you, snuggling to stay warm, giggles, whispers, calm...peace. We went around the room, lit only by a fire, taking turns, telling stories, listening to Grandma talk about her run-in with a porcupine, and Grandpa getting kicked by a horse, only to have a 2nd grade classmate of his ask, "Billy, did you die?". Lincoln told of his getting kicked in the eye by a cow, then a squirrel threw poison in his mouth, and the cow gave him a drink, so he didn't die! It was priceless. We loved, loved, loved eachother tonight. The love was in our peace, our whispers, our listening.

2 comments:

Joel and Mic said...

Oh my goodness, we weren't out of power oddly enough... I just talked to Misty though and it sounds like it is back on?...hope so! What fun times to spend together, though. There is definitely a different feeling when there are no electronics making noises, etc. I also LOVE your house pic down below. IT IS SO PRETTY! I absolutely LOVE the style. It really is beautiful Lanette. I can't wait for the grand tour! Good job!

Kerri said...

That's just like you to make a moment out of the power outage. Can you teach me to slow down and enjoy the moments?

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