Friday, December 9, 2011

I love this poem...

A friend of mine was mentioning on facebook, how she did not get anything done one day. She has a new baby (her first), and was busy snuggling with her. I remember those days when all they do in snuggle up. Now mine will snuggle some, but nothing like those first few months. It reminded me of a poem I once heard and I thought I would share it. It is a wonderful reminder of how children are not little for long. I hope you enjoy it!

Song for a Fifth Child

    by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton
Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
For children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

God is ALWAYS Listening

I am very thankful that God is always listening. He hears even the smallest desires. I have been praying about some things for a while now and got a little discouraged lately. While, God has not closed the door I feel like He is just telling me to wait. I have to admit, as many of us know, it is difficult to wait. I was allowing myself to think that maybe God was not listening (I know He is ALWAYS listening). I was humbled by God's reminder that He is listening. I was making a quick trip to the grocery store, and it was cold (37 degrees with the wind chill- I know that may not sound that cold, but from a girl raised in southern Florida, that is cold). As I pulled into the parking lot I prayed that God would give me a close parking space. I know it may sound silly, but I was cold. As I drove down the row I always turn down (so I do not forget where I parked) there it was the first parking space.....empty. I pulled in and said "Thank you God!" It was a small (big) reminder that He hears me. He answers my prayers. God cares for me, in a world full of wars, protesting, starvation, disease, and people who do not know His love, He hears my prayers for a parking space. I am grateful for my humbling experience. Thank you God for loving me!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Vision Forum Giveaway

There is an excellent website called the Vision Forum! I frequent their website often....and dream. I have nto made any purcahses from them, but plan to in the future. They have Christian books, toys, movies, wonderful home schooling resources. Also, right now several of the blogs I follow are giving away $3600 in Gift Cards!!! You can go to their websites to enter, but hurry it ends tomorrow!!!

Here are the links to each of their websites:

Smockity Frocks
The Modest Mom
Life in a Shoe
Generation Cedar
Raising Olives
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

After entering the giveaway look around these godly women's blogs. A couple of them have some products that sell, and all of them are very wise women!