Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The same small space

The whispers in the night can be heard. The giggles of sisters roam my halls, bouncing off the beams
like rays of sunshine bouncing off my windows. The sound warms you deep inside somewhere.

There is 13 years difference between them and I still thank the Lord that we followed Him instead of the way of the world when the world told us we should stop. 
"I'm glad that's you and not me having all those babies... you'll never have a life.."

Really? I dare to differ with you. 
God's way is always better than
your way, world.
So we followed God and we end up with scenes like this
all over our house... not a bad turn if I do say so myself.


They cook together and share the same small space they call their room
and at night they can be found snuggled up together reading or finishing some un-done
project for the day, but they're together. They're always together.
Their worlds so mixed up that you hardly notice one without the other one.  As I walked in
their room it hit me that the years of their togetherness is slowly finishing up.

Her desire is to marry one day and so with marriage she will move and leave
a little sister behind.
 My walls will cease to hear their giggles and the silence will be replaced by different noises
but for now I'm convincing my heart that I'm doing the right thing
by teaching her to leave. Teaching her that she will one day take her place
beside a man and cleave and yes leave.
but until then..... 
I will enjoy the view from their door-way and enjoy every single moment that I have with
them under the same roof, because one day it will be different but for right now
they share the same small space..

If you hear the world tell you you're crazy for doing something, you're probably doing the right thing.


The Ferrill's said...

crying the big ugly cry right now.

Needed to hear this today! Thank you!

Tanya said...

Needed this today...thank you..

Mrs. Stam said...

What a beautiful post! we own a very small house and our 3 little girls (31/2, almost 2 and 5 months old ) will be spending time growing together in a very small room, and Lord willing our family will continue to grow we pray that each sibling become friend best of friend :-)

But like you said they will one day Lord willing marry and cleave to a husband but for now they are together sister and friend!

Jennifer P said...

Love this post. My oldest is 10+ years older than the closest sister and she never complained about sharing a room. How wonderful that your girls have had this time to bond and be there for one another.

Renata said...

Thankyou for sharing. My hubby just had a vasectomy reversal & I find it so encouraging reading about your experiences. I love the fact that your daughters are so close - I would love to have a sister for Ellie, but it's all in the Lord's hands.
I have sisters who are 11 & 13 years younger than me & we are still close - I think it's important as the older one to make the effort to be involved in the younger one's lives - I tried to see them each week since I used to live close to them & have them over to my house often - in fact they will always be my babies!
Hope you have a wonderful week - I find such encouragment from your blog - thanks

smallseven said...

AMEN to that! Preach it sister!

Anonymous said...

L O V E this post. My own babies growin up together and changing so quickly. It happens so fast. I know you have chosen the better way, praise God for his grace and mercy and love in revealing a better way to us all because of Jesus! tammy

Anonymous said...

Sobbing. This is the most beautiful post I have ever read.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for kind words for a mama..I have reread this post alot and cry myself every single time:)

I love you all,

Anonymous said...

I would really LOVE to share this post on my blog as a "guest post" and Obviously I would link back here and give you credit.

Let me know your thoughts.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful! Thank you!


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