Wake Up and Make Things

It is early morning. I stole away from the nursing baby and am sitting in my little quiet corner of the world, on my back-deck, surrounded by potted plants and birdsong. I am writing and contemplating my messy life. I am a homeschooling mother of seven children. My husband and I have a home business…

The Daily Turn #15: Sunflower

of courseit could mean only this:we need to clean the guttersof our house. But we both felt–upon seeing thestraight, strong stalkof a sunflowerstretching upfrom the rootsdug deep intothe ditch-bank-edgeof our roof(two-stories high)–that it wasa blessing,a definite metaphorfor something better.