This has been an exhausting week for our family. We’ve gone through a lot of emotions from a variety of reasons. From amazing news to a fun and refreshing road trip to worrisome feelings and then hope. From an intense conversation as we are in the midst of a friendship falling away to heartbreaking news…. It’s all been packed into the last week and I feel so tired.

I curled up with Bea last night and whispered into her sleeping hair. Snuggling with her reminded me that in the midst of the roller coaster, God is doing the same with me. I need to stop, to breathe, to listen to the whispers of hope and redemption in this stressful time. To rest in peace that passes understanding. To stop trying to understand at all and to just listen to the whispers of hope.

Thankful for nature
Thankful for nature

I need to remember in the midst of disappointment and tears that this week had its amazing moments, as well. Moments of showing Bea our favorite places and spending time as a family. Moments of laughter and hugs and processing. On our road trip, I remembered the refreshment of nature, of the wild beauty of where we live, and of my awe at all the gifts I have.

Linked up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday, a time to write without editing.


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Annie Rim

Welcome! I live in Colorado with my family and have taught in the classroom, at an art museum, and now in the playroom. I reflect about life, faith, and books here on my blog.

16 thoughts on “Whisper”

  1. Great post!
    The gift of unchanging simplicity, that somehow slows the undercurrents of stress beyond belief.
    It somehow reveals our unseen God.

  2. Praying your weekend gets better. My life is so loud that I forget to stop and listen for God’s whispers. Sometimes I think I tune them out so I don’t have to hear Him! We had a stressful week around here as well, so thank you for sharing and inspiring me. God bless.

  3. I’m taking some time away from online activities – not completely cold turkey (obviously!) but making sure I am more intentional in my time online. I’m spending an hour reading through posts on blogs I follow and this one has refreshed me. I’m listening to whispers too and I’m glad mine are getting louder because as you say we are blessed with so many gifts but it can be hard to make time and space to appreciate them. Thanks for this lovely reminder.

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