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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Precious to me

Children are known for being able to just completely touch our hearts and move us in profound ways.  Last night at church, my 6 yr old was filling out a prayer request card and asked me if he could go put it in the prayer box.  I asked him if I could see it first, and he handed it to me.  I went ahead and wrote below his writing what he wrote in case it was hard to make out, but oh my, how it moved my heart.

Then after I told him how precious that was to me, I asked him if there was any way that I could keep it, b/c I wanted it forever.  He, of course, smiled and said yes.  I have the three greatest blessings in the entire world in my sons, and I am aware of it, and grateful for it.  What was so astounding about this was that he chose to describe me in a way that we don't even talk.  No one in our house speaks that way, yet he did.  It was as if the Lord spoke to my son, to write down about me what He sees as He watches me.  My sweet lil' boy was just a willing vessel.  My heart is completely wrecked in such a beautiful and broken way over it because I don't even see myself in that way.  I am one of the greatest failures in mothering, yet I am loved.  I will receive this note and own it as being true, even if it's something I am walking out in my day to day.


  1. The note is, indeed, precious. You can tell your son that even if the card didn't arrive in the prayer request box, a stranger prayed for you and your family today, because of that card.

    1. That will make him smile, thank you Mr. Swindle. May the Lord bless you abundantly in all things you put your hand to in His name.

  2. That brought tears to my eyes. I have a 14 month old DS and know that I am not living in a manner that he would ever view me in this way. You have opened my eyes today and I thank you for that.