Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Day Well Spent

At the end of the day I look about,

and all the things I didn't complete are there for all to see.

While what I did do goes unnoticed, even by myself.

The meals consumed, The clothes in the closets,

The listening ear, The bumps kissed, The hugs,

The baby smiles on a swing.

At the end of the day I am tired and discouraged;

The mending still sits, This room is too cluttered,

The sheets unchanged, The dust undisturbed.

Dear Lord, please help me remember I am only one person with a big job.

Help me to see what I did do as clearly as I now see what I didn’t do

so that I may rest through the night in peace

after a well-spent day.

(I can't find a author name for this....
but it's on my fridge this week and reminds me that I do get a lot done each day regardless of what I see at night!!!)


Jeni said...

Amen! This is a constant battle I have within myself. The discouragement and frustration with all the "didn't dos" when I should praise myself for what I DID do.

Paul and Nancy said...

Ahhh.....that is great.

Miss Beevers said...

You are an AMAZING mother, wife and friend! Never forget that JaNae!! BEsides, who could get by without your granola to get their day off to a proper start! xx