Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Home and Mothering

I have been so busy lately in our home and mothering our precious children that I haven't done a mothering or home post in a while.
I love these poems below as they really inspire me to be the best I can be both as a wife and mother but also as a keeper of our home fires.

As I take my focus off my roles and just live the day to day as I have been lately I find our lives become harder spiritually and we seem to be under more attack ( things become harder in many areas as they are at the moment) so my goal with these verses is to refocus.

Please Lord draw me closer to you and what you would have me do within our family and for my family,  and all for your glory.
Lord hear my prayer!

 Home~

Home is the place your heart resides
Home is the place that you decide
Home is the womb that holds the soul
Home is the place where one is whole

Home is the glow you hold in your eye
Home is the emotion that makes you cry
Home is safe and a place of peace
Home is where all strivings cease

Home is protective against the others
Home is full of sisters and brothers
Home is where you find your rest
Home is where you feel your best

Home is a memory that follows your being
Home is a dream for those agreeing
Home is the place where reserves fall
Home is the place you yearn to call

Home is where the family meets
Home is a place of restful retreats
Home is the place you know you’ll be heard
Home is the pace where nothing blurs

Home is all these wonderful things
Home is the place you develop wings
Home is the place that you’ll find one day
Home is the place where your heart will stay
Unknown by me



My Work

I have the greatest work in the world;
The job of rocking a baby to sleep,
That of guiding his tottering feet,
A baby's clothes to launder and fold,
A precious life to shape and mould,
A drink to give from a little cup,
At night his toys to gather up,
Hurts to heal and fears to quell,
A baby to keep clean and well,
A stack of diapers to put,
Oh, what a happy worthwhile day!
I am a "Mother."

I have the greatest work in to world;
A husband to encourage when things go wrong,
When he comes from work to greet with a song,
Denims and shirts to wash and mend,
A helping hand, when needed, to lend,
Three times a day is meals to cook,
To strive to be my best to look,
His back to rub at the close of the day,
For his faithfulness to God I pray,
When hubby's in the field I take lemonade,
for all these tasks his love has Paid.
I am a" Wife."

I have the greatest work in the world;
A home to keep happy, clean and bright,
Make things go smooth and strive for the right,
Jams to cook and jellies to make,
Cookies and pies and bread to bake,
Washing, ironing, and sewing to do,
So many tasks, will I ever get though?
Lettuce to wash and peas to pick,
floors to scrub, lost items to seek,
Dishes to wash and windows to shine,
These and many more tasks are mine.
I am a "Homemaker."

Help me, Father, to faithfully work,
Forgive if I unconsciously shirk,
give me the patience and love I pray,
To keep myself in duties way;
With all the hustle that each day brings
May I not neglect the needing things;
Each day to spend time alone with Thee
That Jesus Christ be seen in me.
Thank you for husband, our home, our girls and boys;
Thank you for love which brings me much joy.
Thank you Lord.

----Mary Lou Burkholder


A Mothers Guidance~

She bent the twig toward home,
towards simple pleasures and a
firelight's glow.

She bent the twig towards truth,
And courage for the paths truth
must go,

She bent the twig towards love,
To lift the hearts of those who
only plod,

And when the tempest raged,
her tree stood firm,
For gently she had bent
the twig towards God.
Blessings to you and your homes,

5 comments:

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Gae,

What lovely poems and pictures! Thank you so much for adding joy to my day.

Love,

Marqueta

allisamazing said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful poems. I great reminder for me that I do have the best job in the world :) ~Alana~

Suzanne said...

What encouraging poems--thanks for the blessings of reading these:-)

Calvintage Jen said...

That last poem is just lovely! Who wrote it? I am going to print that on some pretty paper and frame it. :-) Thanks.

Patricia said...

Gae, this is such a beautiful post. Thank you so much! The poems are lovely and contain many truths and encouragements for us mothers. Did you write the last one? It is truly good! many blessings to you and yours..Trish

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