My husband once shocked a congregation by announcing from the pulpit on Mother’s Day, “I think Mother’s Day is silly!”
After everyone recovered from their indignation (not really) he continued to say something like, “After all mother’s do all year long we say, “Okay, you can have one day.”
So here at small steps, big picture, we’re going to celebrate Mother’s Day all week long! I’m so excited!!
I have several posts lined up that will encourage and compel women and mother’s from all walks of life; so check back during the week and celebrate with us.
To start it off, today I have the lyrics to a song I’m working on inspired by my sweet little Mckayla. Her little breaths and contented sighs while nursing melted my heart. Is there anything as sweet as a newborn?
For Little Breaths
For little breaths and contented sighs,
For kicking legs and smiling eyes,
For this new life we thank you, Lord;
For all the months we had to wait,
And for the fire of curses pain,
For mercy great,
We thank you, Lord.
For words to teach them wrong from right,
For hearts to show a love for Christ,
For lives to be their salt and light;
For wills to yield and sin to shun,
For hearts to be by your Spirit drawn,
For new life given
We ask you, Lord.
For hands to hold and walks to take,
For times to cry or celebrate,
For gifts of grace we praise you, Lord;
For seasons new and memories past,
For wings they spread and bonds that last,
To be so blessed
We praise you, Lord.