One Day There Will be Silence

It’s amazingly quiet as I sit.  The sun streams through the window nearby… nevermind.  The olders just bounced through the door after a day of work and there is no longer silence.  They tell us about their day and move on.  Isaac strums a child size guitar even though he’s no longer child size while Tabby sings along.

Shane reminds me often that the days of chaos will one day be over and things will be quiet again.  There will be no more bantering, jokes, singing, piano, guitar or general craziness in our home.

Sometimes I think the silence will be golden.  But then I snap out of it and realize that means the house will be empty of my children.  Already their feet no longer pitter-patter on the floors. Now it’s more stomp, stomp. Or stomp, stomp crash, stomp.

Maybe someday there will be pitter-patter feet down the halls again…little grands heading toward the bed to jump and wrestle and snuggle on a Saturday morning as their parent and siblings used to do when they were little.

For now I’ll remind myself to enjoy the the noise for one day soon the silence will be deafening.

I was a bad FMF participant last week.  But I KNEW that if I began visiting friends I would lose my focus.  I needed focus.  I needed to let go of the baggage I had been carrying around.  The rest of the weekend was as profitable for healing as that first evening.    I am refocused and renewed.   Today’s word is SILENCE.


  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    11/12/2017 at 12:22 am Reply

    Reminds me of a story I read about a mom who too her kids to her mother’s house, and they immediately started making a mess of toys and muddy boots and salamanders in pockets, after a trip to the creek.

    The mom waved her finger, and began, “Now, kids, cleanliness is next to…”

    But HER mother interrupted. “Cleanliness is next to loneliness!”

    And she got down on her knees to examine a particularly fine salamander in a small sea of mud, brightening her cream carpet.

    • Christy

      11/13/2017 at 8:56 am Reply

      We’ve always had a “lived in” house….I could never be a neat freak, I’m not that big into the details. It will be lonely when it’s just Shane and I again. Thankfully that’s a few years away, but with each of them going their separate ways things are already a lot quieter sometimes.

  • Tara

    11/11/2017 at 9:03 pm Reply

    I think all moms understand where you are coming from. Silence will come one day. Glad you had some time to renew my friend. I’m in the 9 spot this week.

    • Christy

      11/13/2017 at 8:57 am Reply

      Yes it will and I’ll probably hate it.

  • Boma

    11/11/2017 at 3:57 pm Reply

    We’ve been told the memories help. We must try to remember, and not forget as this time passes.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Marie

    11/11/2017 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Every mother I know struggles with the noise. They tell me that there are moments when they truly want to tear their hair out. At the same time, they know they’ll miss the noise. I have yet to experience this feeling and knowing, but I think it’s a beautiful “mom trait.”

  • Donna

    11/10/2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Life moves fast! I think I wasted a lot of time when my kids were younger waiting for the next season and then all too soon, they were gone. Cherish each moment. Blessings to you!

    • Christy

      11/10/2017 at 5:27 pm Reply

      Yes it does! I do enjoy and cherish the craziness and I will definitely miss it when it’s gone.

  • Cindy Wilkins

    11/10/2017 at 4:48 pm Reply

    I can tell you from experience that you need to cherish the stomp, stomp, stomp because it goes by so fast! I now do have the putter patter of little grandson feet here when they visit and there’s nothing like it! I could truly relate to your post! Thanks! #61fmf Cindy

    • Christy

      11/10/2017 at 5:30 pm Reply

      The stomp, stomp is much louder than the pitter patters, lol. My oldest is 21, next is 18. There are no prospects on the horizon at this point and that’s okay. But I am also enjoying the thought of having future little ones around too.

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