God has truly gifted my amazing sister-in-law!! She writes beautiful poems/song lyrics…and wrote this poem quickly this morning!!
I love how God uses His broken, weak, self-focused creation to bring glory to Himself.
“Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:20-21
So many things I didn’t do today
The list is extensive what can I say
I didn’t get to this I wanted to do that
My curtains need washed and so does the cat
My shelves are quite dusty
My bird cage needs care
My floor needs vacuumed
And so do my stairs
The mountain of laundry is waiting for me
So are several dishes stashed away in my sink
My bed never got made
My basement’s a joke
There’s so much to do I’m going to choke
Whatever did I do today I ask?
Sit on the couch eating bon-bons I laugh
Well actually I changed many a diaper
And fed several bottles too
I taught my oldest something and my middle one too
I taught them how to laugh even when stressed out
I taught them to be kind and not to wig out
We sang some praise songs and danced to a few
We ate some healthy food oh and a few cookies too
They learned how to clean up
I learned how to teach
Again and again now to try a new speech
We talked about why some people are very unkind
They learned how God’s love is blind
We talked about the rainbow and the colors God made
We learned why we should not be afraid
My oldest learned to look after the little ones
She learned that big sister is a big job
We caught some butterflies and let them go
We talked about how they know where to go
I gave many hugs and got some back
I even got some slobbery baby kisses
Now that’s where it’s at!
So all in all I have to say
It was a very very busy day
My list of things to do is still large
But the most important things I do in my day
Can’t be checked of on my list
But really that’s ok.
by Amanda (Jackson) Carlson 4/26/2012
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