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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Thoughts On A Sunday Morning

Hello dear friends! I hope your weekend is going well.

I was going through a box of old cards yesterday and I came upon this poem I used to keep on the fridge when my children were growing up. I don't know who the author is but I hope it will be a blessing to you moms out there, especially those of you who are raising your little ones. And for we grammies, it is lovely to contemplate too....

"Lord, give me a kitchen big enough
to preserve the innocence of youth in my children;
where the lessons of life are kept in storage
until they come of age.

Fill my kitchen with breakfast smells, noise, and laughter.
Color it yellow and make it warm like summer 12 months of the year.....
A place where frozen silences will melt like Popsicles in July.

Provide me with a thick cellulose sponge
to sop up the mistakes that are made
and give us all the courage to try again.

I need ample room to mold their characters
with tried and true recipes
found in Your Book of Life.
Yes, Lord, give an old-fashioned kitchen
with spider plants, kettles, and children,
the kind of kitchen where the work is never done." ~ Author unknown

Source from the Internet

"Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from Him.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one's youth.

Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them." ~ Psalm 127:3-5

Hope you're all having a blessed weekend!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


Susan said...

Hello Sandi...
Hope your Sunday is peaceful and nice.

Enjoyed the poem.

So glad my kitchen really is painted a pastel color called "Morning Sunshine!"

Take care. Susan

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

I like this poem very much, such a good message running through it.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
I like the poem and it's a good lesson as a reminder for how we shape our children's lives.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Zaa said...

Beautiful poem .. full of great inspiration... Thank you for they Sunday message... Bright Blessings

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Enjoy your Sunday! I really liked your previous post for Pink Saturday.Love your quilt!


Pamela M. Steiner said...

I really love that poem! Wish I'd seen it when my children were small! I love the imagery that comes through those thoughts. It is exactly the kind of kitchen that I've always loved and strived to have...and still do...even though the kids are grown and my one grandchild is too far away to appreciate my kitchen. Maybe someday there will be more I will keep these thoughts in mind just in case! Blessings to you today!

Trish said...

What a lovely poem!
It's amazing how much goes on in a busy family kitchen.
A lot of life's important lessons are learned in there at a mother's side!
blessings to you, Sandi.

Melissa Bishop said...

Thank you or stopping by. They are a challenge to paint but so cute!

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