A Bit Of Peace Lodged In My Heart

As a child I often times walked into my parents bedroom in the evening. I am sure “walked into” could also be interpreted as “loudly burst into”.   I can’t remember the times I walked in, to find my father on his knees, head bowed over folded hands.  Praying.  I would slowly back out, usually much quieter than when I burst in.  And there would be a bit of peace lodged in my heart.

Tonight I felt a need to create something of comfort.

And an image of a starry night was playing in my thoughts.

The thought of relationship was dancing through my heart.

Feelings of wistfulness swirled around.

After I drew this

I felt something similar to those moments when I found dad on knees praying.

And I feel an echo of that bit of peace lodged in my heart.

And it was a comfort.

At Night

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40 thoughts on “A Bit Of Peace Lodged In My Heart

  1. That’s a terrific picture and very peaceful image. You’re lucky that when you walked in on your parents, they were only praying! Sorry, sometimes I just can’t help myself!

  2. Such a wonderful memory Colleen! May you have that peace with you always!

  3. A beautiful moment. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love that drawing: the pose, the colors, what it portrays. And your words. ❤

  5. So lovely, what memories Colleen! xx

  6. ksbeth says:

    i have to admit that i had the same initial thought as marisa, but maybe that’s why we’re your loyal followers ). what a lovely peaceful scene you have created here.

  7. Tanya Cliff says:

    Colleen, you continually capture moments and thoughts in your pictures and words that make me so glad to have visited your blog…Thank you!

  8. Heartafire says:

    Such a lovely story and I love the picture Colleen. It’s so sweet. Thank you for sharing this ❤

  9. Ocean Bream says:

    That is a sweet, sweet memory Colleen and reminds me greatly of my own dad. Thank you for sharing your story and your gorgeous drawing. In prayer, hearts find peace. 🙂

  10. Paul says:

    Very peaceful.

  11. inmycorner says:

    Colleen – your writing – is my bit of peace. How lovely. It would seem that you, too, find comfort in the memories of your childhood. Beautiful.

  12. goldenbrodie says:

    You gave me comfort. Thank you.

  13. How perfectly peaceful Colleen. Sometimes memory alone will not suffice, and when you create imagery that lends a memory its place- it is simply beautiful.

  14. mewhoami says:

    Love that! That does give off a sense of peace, and of love and hope.

  15. A very nice memory. its amazing the diverse number of childhood memories you get when you talk to your friends. One of mine is making my dad a cheese and onion sandwich after he mowed the grass and bringing him a cold beer. Then we’d sit and survey his kingdom🤗

  16. Jing Sebastian says:

    “The thought of relationship was dancing through my heart.”
    This made me meditate on Matthew 5:23,24.
    Thanks. Indeed, a bit of peace lodged in one’s heart.

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