It was a cool September morning when the children began to assemble for their daily studies at the kitchen table. The oldest Jennifer, helped mother to collect the school supplies to help with the rest of the children. Mom, who usually was cheerful and encouraging, was especially worn from the daily struggles of being their mother, teacher, housekeeper, cook, nurse, and creating a new member of the God family. Jennifer asked if she could begin the school studies with a poem she had written instead of the usual prayer.
Of course, Mom let her begin:
I pledge alliance to my God
For which we’ve come to learn
The vastness of His love for us
And from His path not turn
It’s to the Lord that we give thanks
For as a twig does mold
Our Mother guides our focus
The trunk waxed great, yes bold
It’s thus when storms of life do come
Strong is our foundation
What knowledge is so great as this?
How strong would be the nation?
Thank you Lord!
September 7, 2011