cry rooms and lunchtimes aren’t for wimps

If you need a fresh perspective on the cry room, check this out. I love the C.S. Lewis quote this mom cites as well:

What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God’s eyes, our best. Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling. For these may come from a deeper place than feeling.

Though we may not always feel it, grace can be found in the boisterous cry room as in the lofty cathedral. Even when our screaming baby (or the wild child running laps around the chairs) makes us think otherwise, God is still present. Everywhere and always.

She reminds herself, as the toddler sticks his fork in his hair instead of his pasta for the umpteeneth time this meal. Bless us, O Lord, and these, thy peas, which we are about to mash yet again into our golden locks of curls, from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

3 thoughts on “cry rooms and lunchtimes aren’t for wimps

  1. Yes, dear Laura, He will be with us always!….Many years since I’ve “been there and done that,” but one conludes dispite unglamorous & unappreciated moments that it is indeed Worthy Work.
    xxx
    KBK

  2. I loved the article and will pass it on to Bryan. A great perspecitve for this time in parenting. I will think about that the next time we enter our “circus”, I mean cry room! 🙂

  3. oh…and we sit there every week now. No kidding ourselves that we can be among the “real” congregation yet! Some day!

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