Happy New Year 2015

His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favour.
—Luke 2:51b-52
My boy bounds up, leans against me.
I take in his scent, feel the weight of his
limbs. I think of the fresh baby I could
contain in my arms. The balance of his
mystery and potential has shifted since then.
I wonder if Mary ever felt like this when
Jesus, long-limbed and lost in thought,
threw his arm around her, and for just that
moment the future stood silent,
— Michelle Hargrave, 2014