Today a dear friend of ours came to visit. They moved to Oregon about a year ago and what a treat it was to see her and her little daughter. I am always amazed at this little people in our lives. How they change lives, brighten up a room and melt your heart in just minutes. How grateful I am for the lessons that children (mine and others) have taught me. We need to pay more attention to what they are saying and doing, if we do, we would learn so much from them. Another dear friend sent me this poem about a little boy and the things that he taught a neighbor of his.
He was just a little boy,
On a week's first day.
Wandering home from Bible school,
And dawdling on the way.
He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
He even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
And blew out all the 'filler.'
A bird's nest in a tree overhead,
So wisely placed up so high.
Was just another wonder,
That caught his eager eye.
A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
And hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day
And what was going on.
'I've been to Bible School ,'
He said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
'I've learned a lot about God.'
'M'm very fine way,' the neighbor said,
'for a boy to spend his time.'
'If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime.'
Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
'I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
If you can tell me where God ain't.'
Isn't that the truth, the witness that there is a God is truly all around us. The fact of the matter is, so often we are too busy to stop and realize it. I hope this poem reminds us all to stop and notice all the beautiful things that God has created for us. Yes, we are a blessed people. Thanks to all the little people who daily remind us of that.
My daughter Lauren just did this photo, of one of our friend's baby, I thought it fit perfect with this post! Isn't he a sweetheart?
"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven." ~ Henry Ward
“A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.” - Carl Sandburg
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. ~ Chinese proverb
"The soul is healed by being with children." ~English proverb
Out of the mouths of babes....
Thank you for my baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy