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9/10/2010 "The Tapestry"

posted Sep 10, 2010, 6:30 PM by Carolyn Hall
    The tapestry hangs in the hallway leading to our bedroom.  I pass it many times during the day, but only when I sit in Baby Noah's room do I stop, look out the door, and really see it.  As I rock my baby, I study its peaceful scene.  It reminds me to slow down . . . to breathe deeply.  I embrace this moment of reflection.  

    My arms are so tired from holding all fifteen pounds of this hefty one, my soul so tired from waging the day's battles.  I beg, "Will you please go to sleep, little man?"; then I remember . . . 
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened . . ."

    Give Him your weary arms, weary heart, weary soul.  Breathe Him in along with the sweet scent of freshly-washed baby.  My body may be tired, but my spirit soars once again.  I am renewed, my heart re-opened for love and sacrifice.  I give thanks once again for all the blessings of growing family, of marriage, of faith.  

    And my baby sleeps.

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and 
not be weary . . ."  Isaiah 40:31