“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
I know I’ve really been encouraging you ladies to enjoy your days… and I’ve put this into practice in my own life. My mum shared this poem with me (see below) and it reads out over and over in my mind as I go about my days. I also think of myself being the one who holds out my hand… to God. He shares my days with me, and takes great joy as I discover all He has for me in His creations and in the life He’s given me. He is a Good Father who never worries about tomorrow. Leave your worries with Him, and follow where He leads.
– Written for the August 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments. www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs
I Took His Hand and Followed
My dishes went unwashed today
I didn’t make the bed,
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.
Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I…
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky
We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood…
My kitchen wasn’t swept today
But life was gay and good.
We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.
We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill…
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.
That my house was neglected,
That I didn’t brush the stairs,
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care.
But that I’ve helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow.
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.