1.14.2010

bookmark in my bible...

dear Lord,
it's such a hectic day,
with little time to stop and pray,
for life's been anything but calm
since you called me to be a mom -
running errands,
matching socks,
building dreams with wooden blocks,
cooking,
cleaning,
finding shoes
and other stuff that children lose,
fitting lids on bottled bugs,
wiping tears
and giving hugs,
a stack of last week's mail to read -
so where's the quiet time i need?
yet, when i steal a moment, Lord,
just at the sink or ironing board,
to ask the blessings of Your grace,
i see then, in my my small one's face,
that you have blessed me all the while-
and i stop to kiss that precious smile.

Amen.


**this sweet little prayer is written out on a bookmark that i have in my bible. as i have been reading the new testament every day this week as part of new thru 30 with my church, i have looked at it a few times. i did not write this poem, it was printed out and given to the moms in my mops group at the end of our first {or second} year. that specifid group is no longer gathering, but i was the coordinator for two of the four years it did meet. i have fond memories of the group, made some wonderful friendships, and witnessed God do some amazing things. this book mark not only has a fitting poem but is a little souvenir of a sweet time in my life, not only attending mops but being a part of the founding group and seeing it grow! mops is a wonderful ministry used to build and equip mothers of preschoolers**

3 comments:

Robin said...

I like it. :)

Susan said...

I remember that bookmark. I so wish I could find it (it is somewhere in my house, probably in a book that I never finished)....What a great reminder of MOPS.

Terri said...

I so loved being part of that MOPS group! You were the first one who welcomed me to Charlotte, and that meant a lot. It was a great group, and wonderfully-run program. Our little ones sure grow up quickly. I can't believe I no longer have a preschooler!!! Blessings!