Mother’s Prayer

Dear Lord, it’s such a hectic day.
With little time to stop and pray.
For life’s been anything but calm
Since you call on me to be a mom.

Runnin errands, matching socks
Building dreams and building blocks
Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose.

Fitting lids on bottled bugs
Wiping tears and giving hugs
A stack of last week’s mail to read
So where’s the quiet time I need?

Yet when I steal a minute, Lord
Just at the sink or ironing board
To ask the blessings of your grace
I see them in my small ones’ face.

That you have blessed me all the while
As I stop to kiss those precious smiles.

May 2008 — at the zoo
Sweet Smiles!

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