Once again I find myself speaking through the lens of Nashville, but really – this says it all for me at the moment.
(In the spirit of avoiding plot spoilers I have chosen to share a cover version of this beautiful song. If you’re in the UK and haven’t watched season 5 of Nashville, promise me you won’t Google it or follow any of the other YouTube links in the sidebar!)
As a mother, I’m finding myself in a season where I need to be a sanctuary for my girls, and especially for Eldest to be her safe place. Being a sanctuary calls on me to shift my priorities, to seek the way of peace in my own life and to bring beauty to a very ugly situation. Protection, justice, compassion.
I’ve cancelled work this week
I’ve bought mini-Oreo’s for the walk home from school this week
I’ve wept this week
I’ve taken Eldest with me to swim in the sea this week
I’m so thankful for the space to find my own way to be a refuge, and I guess I just wish that all kids had a safe place to fall.