To Read on the Journey

Monday, October 29, 2012

248 Nights Without Sleep (Day 29)

For 31 days I am writing to my children
my future grandchildren, great, and all my great-grandchildren.


For when you are parents- the ladies in the grocery store that stop you to tell you, "enjoy them, it goes by fast," they're not lying.  I know you won't believe me when you've gone 248 nights without sleep, and 6 years not having had a warm meal, but it's true...  
it goes by so fast

This time that you get to have these gifts- your children in your home, it's sacred. 

Bless them~
Lavish your children in Love. 
Speak Truth into them. 
Delight in their unique qualities. 
Believe in them, and speak promise over their future. 
Be affectionate. 
Because you love them, discipline them.  
Be silly and do silly.
Say "I'm Sorry."  
Give grace (especially to yourself). 
          
 For a short time, God made you keeper, so "rise and shine," and embrace it!

Previously posted May 2009

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"Sacred" by Caedmon's Call

This house is a good mess
It’s the proof of life
No way would I trade jobs
But it don’t pay overtime

I’ll get to the laundry
I don’t know when
I’m saying a prayer tonight
Cause tomorrow it starts again

Could it be that everything is sacred?
And all this time
Everything I’ve dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes

The children are sleeping
But they’re running through my mind
The sun makes them happy
And the music makes them unwind

My cup runneth over
I worry 'bout the stain
Teach me to run to You
Like they run to me for every little thing

Could it be that everything is sacred?
And all this time
Everything I’ve dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes

When I forget to drink from You
I can feel the banks harden
Lord, make me like a stream
To feed the garden

Wake up, little sleeper
The Lord, God Almighty
Made your Mama keeper
So rise and shine, rise and shine
Rise and shine cause

Everything is sacred
And all this time
Everything I’ve dreamed of
Has been right before my eyes

 
Live in Peace, 

 
 

4 comments:

Katie said...

What a cool idea this is! I feel as though I might run out of things to say, but I might have to try it myself anyway!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

rise and shine and embrace it... what a great message! love it, denise!

The Writer Chic said...

Love this. One of my favorite CC songs. And, being the midst of the sleepless nights, I needed this reminder.

christina said...

love!