Today I hear …
Whining about her sister having a bigger scoop.
The relentless buzz of the dryer–a load needs folded … again.
But I also hear …
“This dinner ‘tasteses’ good, Mama.”
The C-chord sounding a bit like heaven on a tiny ukulele.
Tender, loving words in her sleepy bedtime voice.
This is what my life sounds like today.
And if I close my eyes and listen very carefully, that which sounds heavenly can overpower the noise.
Today I see …
Wet towels carelessly abandoned upon the bathroom floor.
Toothpaste blobs inhabiting the sink.
Weeds where flowers used to be.
But I also see …
Gentle hands putting dolls tenderly in their place.
A hole where a tooth used to be—her last baby tooth to go.
A love note written in kid penmanship resting on my pillow.
This is what my life looks like today.
And if I open my eyes and look very carefully, that which appears divinely perfect can outshine the mess.