27 August 2011

When I'm not at my best....

which is quite often, I refer to this poem I have written in my notebook (author unknown) and it really helps my perspective. (And my patience) I hope it helps you when you are down as much as it has me.

There are little feet that follow

In my footsteps every day

Their little voices echo

So much of what I say.

Sometimes I'm not too happy

With all the things I see

Then I begin to realize

That they're imitating me

My patience seems to falter

And I speak with too much haste -

Til I hear the Saviour speaking

When I look into each face.

Oh Lord, please grant me wisdom

As I train each little one,

Help me set a good example

As You yourself have done.

I would not ask for riches

Or that they famous be

But may each find Christ as Saviour

And live each day for Thee.


Anonymous said...

this is sweet. thanks for sharing. it is a refreshing poem for a tired mom right now.


ChristinaB said...

Thank you so much for sharing.I particularly needed this today.

God Bless,

Courtney said...

I have been enjoying your blog for a while now but have never commented. Thank you so much for sharing! What a wonderful poem! I think I will need to write this down for me as well. Blessings ~ Courtney

Mrs. Stam said...

What a beautiful poem, I needed to read this today, thank you:-)

Ruby said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I might just copy your idea and write this in my notebook, too!

Vanderpolclan said...

Thanks for sharing.