Monday, May 28, 2012

A Mothers Prayer

DISCLAIMER: You may cry, I'll wait while you get the kleenex.

I just wanted to share this with you.  For each of the girls I made a slideshow of their first year and then put it on a dvd. I played the 15 minute videos on their first birthday. While I would love to share the actual slideshows I created, I really don't know how to, so I'd like to share this beautiful song instead.

This is the last song that was on Kaitlyns dvd. 
The chorus is beautiful to sing to your babies.  

A Mothers Prayer by Rachel Aldous

A Mothers Prayer 
Rachel Aldous
My sweet baby on loan from above.
No better treasure could I more love.
I stand here beside your bed as I pray
I lay my hand on your head and I say:

May you grow up to serve Him
all of your days.
May He lead you and guide you
in all of your ways.
May His hand bless your future with
friendships that last.
May you cherish your youth
and not grow up too fast.

I stare in wonder at your tiny frame.
Just to think that God knows you by
He knows every hair on your beautiful head.
He knows your thoughts before they are said.

May God grant you peace in the midst of a storm.
May God give you strength even when you’re forlorn.
May you answer the door when Jesus comes knocking.
May wisdom guide when your mouth is talking.
May discretion protect you and
keep you pure.
May you never stumble or fall for a lure.
May your heart remain humble to the very end.
May uprightness and truth be what you defend.
May the world not ensnare or change who you are.
May the light that's within you shine like the stars.
May angels surround you body, spirit, mind.
May favor and peace be yours to find.
May rejection and pain never reach you.
May your spirit grow bold for what you’re called to.

As you rest in God’s care I will rest, too.
Knowing that Jesus is watching over you.

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