Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I was going through my old e-mails, and I found one that really spoke to me that my sister sent to me and I want to share it.
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I
We went on our way and we say goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken
I didn't realize how harshly I had spoken.
While I lay in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love you seem to abuse
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find flowers there by the door
Those flowers he brought for you
He picked then himself: pink, yellow, and blue
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
You never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall
I quietly went and knelt my his bed,
"Wake up, little one," I said
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found'em out by the tree."
"I picked'em because they're pretty like you
I knew you'd like'em, especially the blue."
I said, "son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today,
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Mom, that's okay,
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
Are we aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.
But the family we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into our work than our family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what's behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means??
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER(I)(L)OVE(Y)OU
This really made me think, That sometimes we put all our might in other insignificant things, and we should really be putting our time into our family.
I am not a perfect parent, I never will be, But I must put all my trust in God and my family to ensure we lead a life with God by our side and that he leads our every thought and our every decision and that we are always there for each other. Without family, we have nothing. God blesses us with family, and in turn, we should be a blessing to God for allowing us to have a family. We should love as the Father loves us, and be the example that God wants us to be, this is what my children should learn from their mother and father. That God is the reason we are a family.