Dear mothers, do you ever get caught up in your "to-do" list and endless responsibilities? Do you get upset with the children slow you down or children get in the way? Do you want to have a clean house at any cost?
Here is a wonderful reminder of seeing the importance treating our children with love and not letting the precious moments of childhood slip by us for the temporal:
Only One Childhood
I stopped to watch my little girl
Busy playing in her room.
In one hand was a plastic phone
In the other a toy broom.
I listened as she was speaking
To her make-believe little friend
And I'll never forget the words she said
Even though it was pretend.
She said, "Suzies in the corner
'Cause she's not been very good.
She didn't listen to a word I said
Or do the things she should."
In the corner I saw her baby doll
All dressed in lace and pink
It was obvious she'd been put there
To sit alone and think.
My daughter continued her "conversation."
As I sat down on the floor
She said, "I'm all fed up, I just don't know
What to do with her anymore.
"She whines whenever I have to work
And want to play games, too;
And never lets me do the things
That I just have to do.
She tries to help me with the dishes
But her arms just cannot reach.
And she doesn't know how to fold the towels
And I don't have time to teach.
"I have alot of work to do
And a big house to keep clean.
I don't have time to sit and play---
Don't you know what I mean?"
And that day I though a lot about
Making some changes in my life.
As I listened ot her innocent words
That cut me like a knife.
I hadn't been paying enough attention
To what I hold most dear
I'd been caught up in responsibilities
That increased throughout the year.
But now my attitude has changed.
Because in my heart, I realize
I've seen the world in a different light.
Through my little darling's eyes.
So, let the cobweb have the corners
And the dust bunnies rule the floor.
I'm not going to worry about
Trying so hard to keep up with them anymore.
I'm going to fill the house with memories
Of a child and her mother
For God grants us only ONE childhood
And we will never get another.
by L. Ellis
Are you encouraged here?