Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes!
Son#2 came out of the testing center feeling confident.
His writing prompt was "What Do You Want to Be When You're an Adult, and Why?"
He used the 'bubble' method to collect his thoughts,
and then wrote six paragraphs on why he wanted to be a Bomber Pilot. :o)
This is EXCELLENT compared to last year's two paragraphs of maybe 3 sentences each.
He also said he knew almost every answer right away
in the Language Skills portion of the test.

Thanks again! I'm certain your prayers helped him.
You are the best bloggy friends a girl could have! :o)

Instead of WordArt this week, I wanted to share a beautiful poem that was posted by my sweet bloggy friend, Betty. Be sure to stop by and check out her blog, Bossy Betty. It's fabulously fun to read! You'll be saying, "More Bossy Please!" too.

One of my all-time favorite snaps of LittleGirl (2006)
She just had to try out her new umbrella!

Prayer for Our Daughters

May they never be lonely at parties
Or wait for mail from people they haven't written
Or still in middle age ask God for favors
Or forbid their children things they were never forbidden.

May hatred be like a habit they never developed
And can't see the point of, like gambling or heavy drinking.
If they forget themselves, may it be in music
Or the kind of prayer that makes a garden of thinking.

May they enter the coming century
Like swans under a bridge into enchantment
And take with them enough of this century
To assure their grandchildren it really happened.

May they find a place to love, without nostalgia
For some place else that they can never go back to.
And may they find themselves, as we have found them,
Complete at each stage of their lives, each part they add to.

May they be themselves, long after we've stopped watching.
May they return from every kind of suffering
(Except the last, which doesn't bear repeating)
And be themselves again, both blessed and blessing.

--Mark Jarman

I hope this touches your heart, as it certainly did mine.
Which line captured your thoughts the most?

Happy Wednesday!

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