Saturday, May 1, 2010

Who Touched Your Life This Way?

Hi Sweet Friends...sharing some fun blooms on the
Lorepedalum in our front planters.

I receive email devotions from Dayspring and
today I got this one. 

My very first thoughts upon reading it were of
my loving Mother.  She was amazing, and I
have been so blessed by how she poured
herself into our lives.

Who touched your life this way?

You wrote no lofty poems
that critics counted art.
But with a nobler vision
you lived them in your heart.

You carved no shapeless marble
to some high soul design
But with a finer sculpture
you shaped this soul of mine.

You built no great cathedrals
that centuries applaud
but with a grace exquisite
your life cathedraled God.

- Thomas Fessenden, excerpt from Quiet Reflections: A Mother's Journal.

Have a joyful, thankful Sunday sweeties!
Love and hugs,


  1. Just simply ,my Mother too, Becky. What a beautiful poem.I loved how you said your Mother poured her life into her family. A true description of a Mother. I am still praying for you, and believing for the best.

    I also read your last post, and was so blessed , I found that song and have it on my playlist. It looks like you had a fun time with your hunk. beautiful photos, and the flower (which I can't pronounce) lol in your planter is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your Sunday,

  2. What a pretty poem. And what an incredible blessing to have that kind of a mother. It is just what a mom does. POURS everything she has into her kids. I am still praying for you Becky. It is frustrating waiting, (as I know first hand) but I am soo glad you are experiencing His peace. I loved your previous post as well. Looks like you have such a wonderful "hunk" Again, such an incredible blessing to have. Have a wonderful Sunday. HUGS, Debbie btw, LOVE those flowers

  3. Hi sweetie, You were blessed to have a mother's love like this and I know you pour that kind of love into your girls lives. You are such a treasure my friend! Can't wait to hear how the Lord reveals Himself in the midst of this health issue. Hugs, Nor

  4. love you, becky! i'm so out of touch. kali and i have been on the road so much lately with debate tournaments. i think we are home now for a month, so that gives me some touch to get caught back up. how have you been feeling? are you all well now?

  5. Oh Becky, I received a Dayspring's email card also today! From CC in Georgia. Oh I wish you could have met her. She is very spiritual also, and such a wonderful human being, just like you.

  6. Becky, that really was a beautiful poem. So sweet. Makes me miss my mother as well, with Mothers Day just around the corner!

  7. Yes, Becky, it so reminds me of my Mom too. I really miss her so much.
    Beautiful poem!

    I loved your last post too, with the river tour, really wonderful! It's nice to see that part of the country because it is vastly different from my neck of the woods! The cypress trees with the beautiful Spanish moss hanging from them are my very favorite, I remember when I first saw them when I was a little girl on a road trip down to Florida with my Aunt and Uncle.

    And I'm praying you get good news tomorrow. Please keep us posted.
    Love and Prayers,

  8. I would have to say my father. He really had no skills, couldn't paint, couldn't do any wood work or any other handy things around the house. He loved to garden and always did a great job at that. But he showed me the way to Jesus and that means more to me than anything.

    Beautiful post Becky!!!

  9. beautiful image and post becky!! just lovely....

    and thanks too for the bDay wishes... i'm going to ask for a redo when i'm feeling better... haha...

    it's not too late to join the skinny... anytime...

    xxo, kim

  10. Becky, I came by to check in to see if you had your results yet. I am about to leave to go home. Have been out of town and will go back to meet MORE workmen. Can you believe it? This time they will be working on our residence. Anyhow, I was checking for prayer needs among blogging friends and wanted to tell you I'm thinking of you and praying we get good news!

    I'm still not back to blogging, but I hope to be later in the week. I HOPE! We shall see if the "men" have other ideas. ;-)

    Love you SO Much...


    Sheila :-)

    P.S. In answer to your question, I would have to say my grandmother. She taught me to love and trust the Lord. I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved her and how much her love and influence has helped to keep me centered throughout my life. Though she is long gone from this earth, she remains my benchmark for living a Godly life, and she is probably the sweetest person I ever knew. Her heart was GOLD. She had a lot of trials in her life, and she met them head on because of her faith, and they did not leave her jaded. On the contrary, she had the heart of a child with the faith of a giant. And I loved to hear her laugh. She had the prettiest smile that lit her entire face, particularly her sky blue eyes. She was my kind of Christian! She was my kind of grandmother... a combination of Mrs. Santa Claus and Lady Bountiful, and she made the best cupcakes ever! She would have loved your cookies which, by the way, evaporated into thin air before I could take their picture! LOL! My favorite friends remind me of her, you being one. ;-)

  11. What a beautiful flower and devotion. Thanks so much for sharing them!! Blessings to you today. Elena


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