Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Young Man's Awakening...



One day it is basketball
The next day its guns
Or hockey or baseball
In the name of ‘fun’
I worried as I hugged him
And bid him goodnight
That somehow we were missing
Getting priorities right
But as I turned out the light
He asked, ‘Mom, can you pray?
and mom, do you know what I thought of today?
I thought of how pointless
Everything is
No matter what we get
Because everything changes
And nothing stays
It all disappears…’
I feel a lump in my throat
And the sparkle of tears
as he continued…
‘Yeah, I just suddenly thought
of how useless life is
if we don’t have God…’
 

Mom. Otherwise known as Janet~

Matthew turns 14 today.


10 comments:

  1. It's 9:15 in the morning, and I've got a ton of work to do, I cannot afford getting emotional!

    It all pays off, doesn't it? All the efforts, and doubts, and worries...pay off when kids say something like that.

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  2. Oh Sasha, spoken as one who knows...I have another crazy day as well, but it is crazy because of love:)

    Thank-you for your thoughts!

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  3. Happy Birthday to Matthew!!

    Congratulations on raising a young man who already understands what is truly important!

    We just had a conversation around the dinner table last night about how my name is "Mom" and not Megan... at least, to 2 special people in this world :)

    Hope you (and Matthew) have a great day!!

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  4. It's a great name though huh?

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  5. The best I could ever ask for :)

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  6. Treasure that boy and that gift. What a blessing. -Sorry I have been away for so long...

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  7. This is one of those great moments of parenthood- you must be doing it right Mom.

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  8. Happy Birthday to your wise young son!

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  9. Thank-you all for the wishes and encouragement!

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Thank you always for your visit and your thoughts.