Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jeremiah Burroughs, and Happy (Almost) Birthday to Me!

...was the author of that quote below. What a great brother!

A Happy Almost Birthday to me! Greg took me to Abuelo's for lunch, as there are junior high basketball games Monday night. "A good time was had by all." I had a salad with chicken ("chicken little," come to think of it!), spinach, and tortilla soup. They no longer had steak and shrimp (which is exquisite), so I went with the simpler. We sure like Abuelo's. They haven't done us wrong yet!

Fifty three. Wow. The Lord has brought me a long way since eighteen! And I am so thankful for the grace that keeps me.

As I think of Misty and Sarah, I remember a poem I learned when our children were small.

The Teacher

Leslie Pinckney Hill

LORD, who am I to teach the way

To little children day by day,

So prone myself to go astray?

I teach them KNOWLEDGE, but I know

How faint they flicker and how low

The candles of my knowledge glow.

I teach them POWER to will and do,

But only now to learn anew

My own great weakness through and through.

I teach them LOVE for all mankind

And all God’s creatures, but I find

My love comes lagging far behind.

Lord, if their guide I still must be,

Oh let the little children see

The teacher leaning hard on Thee.
That sums up how I want to be seen (and remembered) as a mother, grandmother, mother-in-love, daughter, aunt, and sister. I want people to see a woman who desperately needs her Savior and Lord, and who wants to love Him with all she has and is. And, as people get to know me, they WILL see how desperately need Him, because I will "blow it" soon enough. Amazing grace!
So, Lord willing, I want to live long enough to see my babies and baby grands come to embrace my Savior, and my sons and sons-in-love preach. All of them. That's what I asked the Lord for many years ago. Can't wait! THEN I will die of happiness, as they feared for Jonathan Edwards' wife during the revivial! Even so, COME, Lord Jesus!


Heather said...

Happy Birthday.

Misty said...

Thank you for this post. Love you so much and cannot wait to see you very soon Lord willing!! You are a blessing.

Jamie Butts said...

Happy Birthday! (For real, this time!)
I love and miss you. I organized some pictures this weekend and saw one of your sweet face. :)
I liked the teacher poem.

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

hey happy birthday hope you hd a great one. (:)

Christy said...

Happy birthday, again.. Thanks for our talk tonight. I love you big as the world, as Kaba and I say. :)