Monday, August 17, 2009

This Boy



This boy...
chosen by God
marked for a purpose

Floundering
wondering
why and when will he know

"Don't we all have a purpose"?
Yes.
"I don't"
Oh yes son you do!!

This boy...
with a heart toward God
yet a heart overcome with fear.

A heart filled with sadness
Loss
Feeling unworthy
Questions

"I pray but
He doesn't hear me.
He doesn't bless me."

This boy
wonders what he did.
How do you tell him that he did nothing.

Wondering why he has a dad like he does
why is his mom sick
why can't he do better in school.
Why?

No answers.

But this I know.

This boy...
is loved!

This boy...
loves!!

This boy
may not feel blessed
but he IS a blessing.

This boy will be used by God.

He will have a story.

He will reach out.

This boy...
how I love him.

Thank you, God, for entrusting this boy to me.




28 comments:

Kim in NC said...

Whoa, that is awesome!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I tell myself something very similar on a daily basis...

Blessings,
LMM

Emily said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see you Thursday!

Suzanne said...

This boy...
prayed for
by a virtual community.

Prayers...
that he can know
peace.

Peace...
that surpasses
all understanding.

Prayers...
that he may feel
love.

Love...
that bears, believes, hopes & endures
ALL things.

Prayers...
that he may feel
confident.

Confident...
that He who began a good work in the Boy will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

He & Me + 3 said...

That was beautiful. That is one blessed boy!

-stephanie- said...

This boy is blessed to have a mom like you.

Amrita said...

A warm hug for you and your son.
Lots of love too

UL Cards Fan said...

Beautiful Sheryl. "This mother" , who is a blessing to so many, has an army of prayer warriors who intercede daily on David's behalf.

Thank you Jesus for the privelege of intimate communication with You.

Love you Sheryl,
Linda

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! What a beautiful word! May God richly bless this boy and the mother who gently leads him.

Hope you are doing well my friend! I am way behind on my blog reading, but trying to catch up. I have missed visiting with you!

ShEiLa said...

beautiful poem.

ToOdLeS.

Cheri' said...

Oh, that is so precious and beautiful! And true!!

nancygrayce said...

Praying for your beautiful boy!

Laura said...

Your " boy" is so blessed to have you as a mother.

Still praying.

Much love,
Laura

Farmgirl Paints said...

Beautiful! What a blessing he has in you.

Susan said...

God will use him in mighty ways.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I have a "This boy" too. Such beautiful, sensitive hearts. O that they knew how MUCH we adore them and see them. And how MUCH MORE God does. Thanks, Sheryl.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sheryl,

thanks for stopping by...no I don't think I will start blogging....I might even blog more...It may even energize me...I have something new I am going to launch in a couple of weeks and it has been fun working on it...I may have just found something that will tie together babies and a baby.
I am sure there will be nights that I won't have the energy but I think I may can give some help to other bloggers that will help them with their decorating.

Hope you have a great week.
Teresa

Kee said...

This boy has an amazing mother who loves him more than he could ever know.

This boy is in my prayers daily.

Beautiful Post
Hope things are going somewhat better now?

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Hugs and love to you!

Melissa said...

Amazing. Praying now for this boy and his momma.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

BEAUTIFUL! I can feel his anguish and your unconditional love in this post. Praying for you both!

Tracey said...

He has you Sheryl, for a mom, to help guide him and teach him. This was always God's plan...and you're right, He does have a purpose for your son, now it's just a matter praying...and patience. I wanted to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog the other day - they truly are appreciated!

:) T

The Blue Sparrow said...

I am a new follower of yours and I just wanted to say that I enjoyed your post set like flint. It was inspiring.

Lori =) said...

Beautiful.

De Anna Morris said...

So beautiful...thank you for sharing your amazing gift of words...and your heart for the man-child you are given to raise.

Lissa said...

very heartfelt

very touching

Just a little something from Judy said...

The prayers of a mother are so powerful and heartfelt. He is a gift from God to you. Gifts are given to us out of a heart of Love. You are right..."he" is for a reason and a purpose bigger than we can know right now. He has you...and he has all of our prayers. This post is so well written and shares your love for him in a real way.

Charlotte said...

I loved reading your poem. I believe God gave mothers a tender heart toward their children, so that they would always be their advocates on earth and their intercessors in prayer. Your mother's heart is clearly seen in your poem...you love that boy!
Blessings to you and him.
Charlotte (a fellow mom of boys)

Sarah said...

Oh Sheryl, what a beautiful poem. I'm soaking up your blog tonight - you're an amazing woman.