Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Christmas Gift for my Amazing Children

A couple of Easters ago, the Easter Bunny brought our children a book called First Prayers. We got into the habit (one which we need to resume) of reading a few each night. This is one which my children absolutely love:

The little cares that fretted me,

I lost them yesterday.

Among the fields, above the sea,

Among the winds at play,

Among the lowing herds,

The rustling of the trees,

Among the singing of the birds,

The humming of the bees.

The foolish fears of what might pass,

I cast them away,

Among the clover-scented grass,

Among the new-mown hay,

Among the hushing of the corn

Where the drowsy poppies nod,

Where ill thoughts die and good are born -

Out in the fields with God.

~Louise Imogen Guiney~

We read this so many times, they memorized it. What a sweet sound to hear. My goal is to create a piece of art for them using photos my husband and I have taken, combined with the poem, and give it to them for Christmas. Just one of many instances of them teaching me, and reminding me of what is truly important.


Klymyshyn Design said...

Fantastic...a practical way to introduce God into daily life (that we do) is - whenever we hear a siren of any kind (we live in a growing city - this may not work for people who live outside city limits...) we recognize that someone somewhere needs help and we pray aloud (usually in the car) that God will comfort them and be near them in their time of need.

Allie said...

Oh, Kelly! That is a great idea. I say a prayer myself when I hear a siren, but I had not yet thought about teaching the children to do that. Thank you so much! :), allie

Mystique Island Photography said...

Allie, what a good idea..and you have wonderful work!

HandiCrafts said...

What a beautiful prayer! This is going to be a gift that they will treasure -- for sure!