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Like pennies in a bowl

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I remember in elementary school we did a water displacement experiment. We added pennies to a bowl of water. Slipping each copper round below the surface slowly. Trying carefully to fill the bowl without water spilling over.

Sometimes, when Simeon is in the ebb of trauma we add good minutes to our day. Ever slowly. Slipping each minute by. exhilarated by the moments of sweetness and peace. Heart pounding with each addition. Waiting to see how many good moments we can add to our day without spilling over into anger, withdrawal, sadness, destruction.

Today was a good day. And a welcome reprieve.


About Monica

Christ following, husband loving, children hugging foster and adoptive mama.

One response »

  1. Such a good metaphor. I felt that way with the boys we had – every good moment felt like it was at the edge of a cliff. So glad Simeon has you.


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