Monday, June 11, 2012

my favourite things/ our kids home again

they all left
like baby robins
finally taking the leap
flight feathers not all quite there
but spring in the legs
and a youthful bounceback
to the bumps and falls of life

they survived
and with their first true flights
they spread those wings
and delighted
in life out of the nest
blue skies
hard work
new insights
faith tested

it God's grace
prove strong
and life giving
and the only response
in a world
by wolves

we keep the home fires burning

love held

prayers lifted
for years invested
to see our fledglings
choose a walk
with the King of kings

for grace
to wait for the tapestries
to be complete
offering through the working
threads of love and God's Word
hope with faith
believing the One who only does good
believing in the One who calls
believing in the One who guides the heart of a King
how much more the heart of a beloved child

O how I love
when these kids come home

they are grown now
all three
all following their hearts
one a mama to orphans
one a mama in the growing
one a young man delighting in the strength of his youth
all  seeing the workings of God's marvelous world
and what life has taught them
all three different
yet the same
with their yearnings
their desirings
their hopes

us waiting to see how God will unfold their days
encourage them through the difficult
strengthen them through the storms
delight them through His beautiful gifts
teach them through His life
poured out
His Word given
His Spirit given

us waiting to see
what these kids take up
to help and guide them on their way

remembering our hope in our youth
our dreams in the beginning
our swaying with the storms of our doing
our falling on our knees
before the One
because there was no other
to give joy
or be our help

Our kids come home
and we delight to see their joy
we pray through their struggles
we know that there is a Father
a beloved Abba Father
that also watches over them with joy
who delights in His children
and guides them
on their way

I am blessed to be on the sidelines
praying and watching

we keep the home fires burning

love held
our kids home again

my favourite things