Friday, June 29, 2007

Handprints ~ Signs of Life

I have been in the middle of a huge emotional avalanche lately ~ I hear a song on the radio and waves of emotion swell in my heart. I have said it time and time again, music reaches me on a deep and profound level.

There is this song by Mark Harris that provokes tears every time I hear it. So you ask, why don't you change the station when it comes on the radio? The truth is, I can't, I love the message he sends. It puts my focus outward on my children and my nephew. It reminds me to teach children that no matter what, God give us faith and courage to face anything in the world.

Find Your Wings ~
Pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories

The hand print is from my youngest daughter ~ it's part of a Father's day gift. She gave it to me to hold on to for safe keeping until Father's Day. When I read the poem on the back ~ tears started streaming down my face. Life seems so fragile to me right now ~ with brain surgery on the horizon, all that I know could be gone in an instant ~ The thought of not being here to see my children grow up would be unbearable. So ~ as always ~ my children are teaching me to slow down a bit and see fingerprints on the windows as signs of life!

1 comment:

E said...

Accept your children's hand prints. Give them some of your own.