Friday, July 24, 2009

The Best Days of My Life

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A Mother's Thankful Heart

I come before You, Father
To thank You for this life
The blessings You have given me
As a mother and a wife

I'm thankful for my children
As I watch them grow and play
Knowing that each moment
Will live for just today

I'm thankful for the laundry
For the dust to wipe away
I'm thankful for the problems
That make me stop and pray

I'm thankful for my husband's job
The roof above our heads
I'm thankful for our daily food
For the comfort of our beds

I'm thankful for the errands
The phone that always rings
I'm thankful for the tears we cry
For the joy that laughter brings

I'm thankful for our family's love
The way we sit and talk
The simple games we often play
The picnics and the walks

I'm thankful for the little things
That make up every day
For therein lies Your love, Lord
And the wonders of Your ways

I'm thankful for the memories
That life has brought my way
I count it as Your blessing
To be a mother every day.

I have been reading a wonderful book called The Power of a Positive Mom. I found this poem in there and thought it was excellent. I just finished The Power of a Positive Wife and it was just as good. They are both very encouraging for us wives and mothers!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

2 comments:

Ashley said...

You made me cry this morning, Beth! I must say I do love your sweet heart! Can I borrow your book? Sounds enjoyable! I hope y'all have had a good end of the week!

Julie said...

Yes, there was a huge lump in my throat after reading that sweet prayer! Sorry thad we didn't make it over to your house this past week. Mother and I went shopping Thursday, and Friday we had to get 'rested up' for our family photo session with Leigh Anne. Maybe we can make it by some time this week!!!!! :) Give those sweet babies a kiss for me.