Friday, September 9, 2011

Prayer for my Children

Crisp fall air...I love it! It brings a calm, relaxed feeling over me. With relaxation comes reflection. Fall makes me think of Lilly's approaching birthday. I can't believe she was born 4 years ago. In someways it seems like a lifetime ago, in others ways, it seems like only yesterday. I also can't help but think that in 4 weeks from now, Tripp will pass her in his time here on earth. I hate to wish away these months, but am also grateful that they will be gone in a blink. I have a favorite song right now that I thought I would share...it is a prayer that I am holding very tightly to right now.  Children are such a blessing and it is so important as a parent that we all remember that our number one job is to teach them the love of Jesus. I can't think of a greater calling in life!

Hold on to Jesus, Erin O'Donnell
You're a little piece of heaven
You're a golden ray of light.
and I wish I could protect you
from the worries of this life.
but if there's one thing i could tell you
it's no matter what you do
hold to Jesus, He's holding onto you

The world will try to tell you
that might is more than right
and beauty's on the outside
and being good's a losing fight
but remember what i've told you
'cause the world will make you choose
hold to Jesus, He's holding onto you

Hold on to Jesus, and cling to his love
rest deep in his mercy, whenever things get rough
and don't recite of his goodness
and don't ever doubt this truth, that when you hold onto
Jesus He's holdin onto you.

Hear me dear Jesus,
rock this little one to sleep
keep him close when he's scared, and
give him grace when he is weak.
I know he'll stumble, but i know he'll make it through
if you hold onto just like you said you do
hold him jesus so he'll hold on tight to you 

1 comment:

  1. Sweet Update and reflections. You know you are covered in prayers during this stretch of time. Can't wait for Tripp's 4 month b-day party (lunch)!

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