MAN-it just seems like yesterday my baby turned one--and now he's turning two--before I know it he'll be all grown up--makes u realize how short life is and what the big picture is all about--
silveroaktree--"my blog address" are my two favorite poems put together-a friend gave me a copy of Silver Boxes when I was in the sixth grade- I still have that same copy -more importantly I still have that lifetime friend! It's crazy how people can be touched so by the smallest things-I will share The Oak Tree some other time-there is a great story behind that one.
My words were harsh and hasty
And they came without a thought.
Then I saw the pain and anguish
That my bitter words had brought.
Bitter words that I had spoken
Made me think back through the past;
Of how many times I'd uttered
Biting words whose pain would last.
Then I wondered of the people
I had hurt by things I'd said;
All the ones I had discouraged
When I didn't use my head.
Then I thought about my own life,
Of painful words I've heard;
And of the times I'd been discouraged
By a sharp and cruel word.
And now clearly I remember
All the things I might have done;
But, by a word I was discouraged
And they never were begun.
Lord, help my words be silver boxes,
Neatly wrapped up with a bow;
That I give to all so freely,
As through each day I gladly go.
Silver boxes full of treasure,
Precious gifts from God above;
That all the people I encounter
Might have a box of God's own love.