it is very still in our house
the clock says five
the baby sleeps on my right, my husband on my left
they sleep with the same expression
and i could look at them forever
i tiptoe downstairs
i leave the lights off, prolonging the moment
before babies need food
before there is email to be answered
dishes to wash
appointments, cares, laughter
when i am still, quiet and sure
my Bible is open
"but from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord's love is with those who fear Him"
we have been given a singularly perfect gift
who could measure His love for us?