The hearts of the children

The hearts of the children
by Appreciable Goodfaithpoet

I thank my parents for the words of love and truth
That became my building blocks in youth

From these foundations continue to rise
A structure of goodness to reach to the skies

These precious materials I try to share
With each of my children with great effort and care

We are building Eternity every day
With each act that we do and each word that we say

I'm so thankful for all those who have gone on before
Those who taught their children how to love and adore

Their kind words re-play daily in our home still
And down through the ages their love we can feel.

1 comment:

Fleeting_Thoughts said...

This reminds me of the song, "Can you hear, the voice of the children..." It used to play on KBYU between programs.

One time when we were young, a visitor in church told a story about a woman. He said the woman was leaving a meeting and someone outside was protesting with a sign that said, "You don't believe in Jesus." Well, the woman kindly approached the woman and witnessed to her about her faith in Jesus Christ. The protestor took down her sign and said, "I'm sorry, I really didn't know."

After the story, I happend to meet the man as he was leaving, I thanked him for the good talk. He then asked, "Do you know who the woman that testifed was?"

"No, I don't." I said a little surprised he thought I should know who it was.

"It was your Mom." he replied.

I think we have two wonderful parents that set a great example of Christ-like love. Mom has the ability to love everyone no matter their background. Thank you Mom for being a witness of Christ.