Monday, May 21, 2012

His Hands

An older song, but no doubt a beautiful one!

His hands paint the flowers he puts leaves on the trees
At his whisper birds start singing when my heart needs melodies
Why I strayed from all his goodness my poor mind can't understand
I'm to blame for my misfortune I lost hold of his hands.

Those hands that gave me mercy when I'm wrong as wrong can be
If they really gave me justice I'd be lost on homeless sea
I've been lost in the shuffle I've obeyed the wrong command
I'm going back to the chapel in search of his hands.

:)  Anyone else know what Hank Snow's most famous song is? :)  I'm taking guesses!  Here's a hint..  his name is fitting!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A heart for your children

   The past few days I've struggled with so many things, and all of them have lumped together in the wild world of motherhood.
   Its easy for a mother to say that she loves her children unconditionally.  At least most mothers that I know do.  However..  no matter how much you love and adore your children, as anyone else that you spend most of your time with, sometimes they get to be too much for you.  I have struggled with that for months, and I got so frustrated with myself.  I was thankful to be home with them, and I loved ever single moment of them being little..  but I was frustrated with them so often.  Naturally.  If you spend all your time with someone, you will become frustrated with them..  that is inevitable.
   Today I said a prayer before starting my day.  It was as simple as this..  "God, FILL my heart with love for my children.  Pour it out and over.  Make me aware of all of their wonderfulness..  just fill me with that love."  It worked amazingly.  I felt more patient with them, more caring, more listening..  just closer, more loved.  It was that simple.  Every little moment has been more special.  Every song has been listened too, I've just adored them, all day.  I plan to say that prayer everyday, to learn to love them with every ounce of love that I have.  I honestly believe that kind of love, the kind of love that God provides, can be life-changing.