Wanting the Life You Have

BY: SusanD

wantingthelife

I am up to my eyeballs in babies. Even my most baby-resistant friend has found herself unexpectedly expecting . . . and loving it. I'm enjoying the burst of babies, even so, I feel like my friends are lapping me.

Obviously, life is not a race. But I sometimes look at these amazing mothers and I wonder if I've failed.

This is why I pray. Prayer reminds me to hold still, to center, to peer down inside myself for once and see who I am, rather than frantically spinning my head around to see who everyone else is . . . using others as a gauge for who I should be.

The fact is, I don't want to be a mother now. I only want the life I have. And I only want to be the steady, self-assured woman I am when God lays Her hands on me.

Abigail Wurdeman is a founding member of the Prayables Pray Maker Council, freelance writer and editor. Abi lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at .

Listening

Your voice is like the rain
that gently hits the roof of my car.
It's a song asking me
to open a door
and exit.  Get up.  Move on.
Rise from there and laugh again.  

But all I want to do,
for just now,
is sit inside and listen.  

You make everything new again.

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If we do not live, speak and think in the language of enchantment, including naming angels and recognizing spirits…then the soul will go out of our lives and communities, and we will wonder why nothing seems to hold together and nothing seems to have value any more. end quote
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