"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Took His Hand And Followed

With Mother's Day just a few days away,  I decided to share some encouraging poems every day til then. I pray that you will be encouraged in your God-ordained role as a mother and keeper of the home.

                                             My dishes went unwashed today,
                                                          I didn't make the bed,
                                                   I took his hand and followed
                                                 Where his eager footsteps led.

                                               Oh yes, we went adventuring,
                                                          My little son and I...
                                                Exploring all the great outdoors
                                                      Beneath the summer sky

                                              We waded in a crystal stream,
                                              We wandered through a wood...
                                              My kitchen wasn't swept today
                                                   But life was gay and good.

                                       We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
                                           And now my small son knows
                                       How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
                                         Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.

                                     We watched a robin feed her young,
                                                 We climbed a sunlit hill...
                                  Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
                                                     We plucked a daffodil.

                                             That my house was neglected,
                                               That I didn't brush the stairs,
                                          In twenty years, no one on earth
                                                  Will know, or even care.

                                          But that I've helped my little boy
                                                   To noble manhood grow,
                                     In twenty years, the whole wide world
                                              May look and see and know.

                                                       ~Mrs. Roy L. Peifer

Have a blessed day, friends!

For more encouraging quotes and poems, please visit my friend Valerie, @ Quotes For A Mother's Heart