A self-check - how are we with our families?

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by bakron, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. bakron

    bakron New Member

    I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
    Oh excuse me please; was my reply.

    He said, Please excuse me too;
    I wasn't watching for you.

    We were very polite, this stranger and I.
    We went on our way and we said good-bye.

    But at home a different story is told,
    How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

    Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
    My son stood beside me very still.

    When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
    Move out of the way; I said with a frown.

    He walked away, his little heart broken.
    I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

    While I lay awake in bed,
    God's still small voice came to me and said,

    While dealing with a stranger,
    common courtesy you use,
    but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

    Go and look on the kitchen floor,
    You'll find some flowers there by the door.

    Those are the flowers he brought for you.
    He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

    He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
    you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.
    By this time, I felt very small,
    And now my tears began to fall.

    I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
    Wake up, little one, wake up,I said.

    Are these the flowers you picked for me?
    He smiled, I found 'em, out by the tree.

    I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
    I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.

    I said, Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
    I shouldn't have yelled at you that way;
    He said,;Oh, Mom, that's okay.
    I love you anyway.

    I said, Son, I love you too,
    and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.

    ~ author unknown
  2. luvumore

    luvumore New Member

    This tale is unfortunately too often very true. I will be more careful and thoughtful to my family as a result of this. Thank you, geesh i'm still crying.
    love xx God bless ....Danielle
  3. cinnabarsib

    cinnabarsib New Member

    My only son is 34 yrs.old now~was always just the 2 of us~until I took care of my Grandma with cancer until the Lord took her home to him~took care of my Mom too in other ways(she now has Alzheimer`s and is in a home in Pensacola).Bakron~you made me remember all the precious gifts my son gave me and I pray for forgiveness if I ever caused tears in his beautiful eyes while I was so busy with other family needs. Bless you for bringing back some precious memories!~~~~~~with love, sib