Sarah Markley
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I'm the mother of two little girls, the wife of an amazing husband who'd rather play the guitar than anything else and I love to write. I spend my weekends watching my daughters ride horses and play soccer. I blog daily and my greatest wish is to see women healed...

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  1. Sarah,
    It is so like God to bring us peace amidst the chaos, and so often he does it through our/His children. What better harbinger of peace than a simple offer, “I can make dinner” from your daughter. Not so unlike Jesus’ invitation to us to give Him our burdens…and then peace.

  2. Oh this just touched my heart. You could’ve been taking a video from our kitchen any number of nights. We’ve got 9 & 7 yr old girls (plus a baby boy) and bless their hearts when they sweetly volunteer to help when you need it the most. When Daddy’s late & you’re all out and leaning hard on the spirit for strength. Aah… Thank you for sharing.

  3. Good Morning, Sarah,

    The timing of your post is perfect.
    Lol, I’d just finished writing out my “list” of things that must be accomplished today AND this next week……..and had just quietly asked myself, in an e-mail to a friend: How would I find ways to live in the rhythm of the moment thru the week, enjoying the journey, rather than being overwhelmed with the magnitude of the list and things that needed to be done? (Dr’s appointments during a Holiday month should be outlawed, Lol)

    I’m so glad you and your girls were able to embrace the moment and relax into the rhythm of being together.
    May I move forth and do likewise, grin.

    And may we all pause and make room for such Holy moments.
    Much Love & Warm support flowing your way from a wee lil next in Georgia

  4. Thanks for sharing this sweet story, Sarah. Children are such precious gifts. 🙂 It’s so beautiful that your girls were so empathetic. Even though your hectic schedule sometimes overwhelms you, I believe you have done a wonderful job as a mom. 🙂

  5. *Tears* Love this, Sarah. Few things are sweeter than the tender grace of a moment God uses to bring redemption to our drained hearts. Such a precious reminder to all of us in the chaos of a busy season.

  6. It is so awesome when God pulls us away from the “urgent” and puts us smack-dab in the middle of “important,” isn’t it? That time with the girls in the kitchen, being together, working together, simplicity… oh, so very sweet… and they will remember that sweetness for the rest of their lives.

  7. Lovely, Sarah. Thank you. It’s good for our children to know we’re human, that we have limits. And it’s doubly good when they’re sensitive enough to step in and work beside us when the tough times hit us.

  8. Wonderful, Sarah. It made an impression on me that you stayed and helped even though they could have handled it. If I get a hot second to get away, I take it believing that’s the only way I can recover. I appreciate knowing I could stick around and still recover my sanity. Thank you for your words.

  9. It’s those simple moments that keep us humble and needy for Him and each other.

  10. Thank you! I have certainly bit off more than I can chew lately and I understand. Today is no exception! So I will walk in prayer and keep your story tucked into my pocket and know I am not alone. Ever. And there is understanding not just from another women in the same color shoes…….thank you!

  11. oh my this post was just wonderful! I felt like I was right there in the kitchen with you all making breakfast-for-dinner, i felt invited to the gathering of sisterhood generations past, present, and future. It was so beautiful! I love it when you write entries like this, they are my absolute favorite because I am in the story, living it, feeling it, right along with you.

  12. Such a sweet sweet post!! It’s awesome that you have 2 young girls who know when mama needs help and are ready to pitch in.

    From late November through December people have a ton of activities to attend. They are good activities-school parties & plays for children. Christmas dinner/plays at church. With all these activities getting our attention, plus the daily grind of life-it’s easy to get distracted, tired and lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. It’s hard to make time for advent minutes each night to share with the young ones.

    Praying for more peace in everyone’s life this December! God bless!

  13. Sarah,

    You have raised two beautiful girls. It was super nice of you to stay and help them. You all will remember and treasure these times together more than you know!

  14. Yes! There was breakfast for dinner here for the same reasons las week and grilled cheese last night and my gift to myself this month may be simple dinners in favor of peace with my peeps. Thanks for this encouragement!