Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Some Inspiration

Poetry is one of my favorite forms of writing. After scripture, it's my favorite type of literature to read. Recently a friend gave me a copy of Footprints of a Pilgrim, by Ruth Bell Graham and it has quickly become one of my favorites. The book is not  just poetry, it's an auto biography of sorts of her life as a MK and preachers wife and mother. I have found myself in recent months struggling with my identity as a Mom and Christ follower. I feel so alone and and some days quite doubtful if I really am making the "right" decisions.
This piece of prose sums it up for me quite well. I hope you enjoy it as well.

For all these smallnesses
 I thank You, Lord:
small children
and small needs;
small meals to cook,
small talk to heed,
and a small book
from which to read
small stories;
small hurts to heal,
small disappointments, too,
as real
as ours;
small glories
to discover
in bugs,
When day is through
my mind is small,
my strength is gone;
and as I gather
each dear one
I pray, "Bless each
for Jesus sake----
such angels sleeping, imps awake!"
What wears me out
are little things:
angels minus
shining wings.
Forgive me Lord,
if I have whined---
it takes so much
to keep them shined;
yet each small rub
has it's reward,
for they have blessed me.
Thank you Lord.

-Ruth Bell Graham

Hey There.....

It has been a loooonnnng time . Too long. I need to wish you guys a Happy Harvest, Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and last but not least, Happy New Year!!!! We have been busy around these parts getting ready for a few BIG events. No that the holidays are over, I feel like I can breathe again. And guess what...the little sticky bean that I told you about last spring is now here. We welcomed this little blessing to our family 12 days ago. I'll blog about the detlails of her delivery in the coming days....I hope ;0) . For now here she is.....
Meredith Grace Roberson 1/6/11 @ 3:25 p.m. 6 lbs 3oz 18"