This week it’s my great joy to welcome a guest post by fellow #SmallWonder host Amber Cadenas.  Amber blogs regularly at Beautiful Rubbish: everyday art of learning to see.  In her own words, Amber “writes with the hope that others might be inspired to see their own lives through different eyes.”  I want to encourage you to take a little time to poke around her blog and get lost in the stories there – stories as deep and painful as they are beautiful.   

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When I cannot bear
to sit a moment longer 

alone in our quiet
home and the din 

of disquiet within

I find him –

resting upright in
the dark of our spare room

and on the futon
beckon him to lay down

and stretch my body
the length of him

tucked in snug as a
ship at dock

one arm latched
securely around his chest

my head resting a

the space where his
heart pumps

Slowly, slowly I

floating in the
tide of his heat

my cheek rolling
and rocking

with the pulsing
life beneath 

his skin

and I surrender

to the deep of
sleep in this rhythmic lull

of wonder

What I have not
been able to see 

or hear

or taste

or feel

in these

day to days of late

breaks through the
veil to once again proclaim


Right here 

right now

Wonder and I become

as the moment rocks
and breathes

pauses and turns

anchored in love’s
frayed tether.

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Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.

What if we chose to deliberately look for the small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God? 

That’s my proposal – that we gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days. 

You’re invited to link-up a brief post of about five hundred words or less about a small moment of wonder.  Don’t worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right – you’re welcome to come as you are.  

While you’re here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment.    

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