Friday, January 18, 2013

Give Thanks

I saw when you raised
the metal fork to your lips
and took a bite
without thinking.

I saw you chew
and take pleasure
in the morsel.

I saw your eyes
grow wide
when you realized
you'd forgotten.

I saw the pain
of regret and
remorse flash

I saw your hands
return fork to
plate and fold

I saw your heart
and head
bow down

I saw lips repent
and heard you ask
forgiveness and
give Him thanks.

I saw your example
 Angel Mother;
 I too ...Thank you God.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...


Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Lea, This was so beautiful! You know, as I grew up, my parents and grandparents would say things over and over, correcting habits, posture, reminding us to give thanks, say thank you to others, be polite, etc., etc. And I can hear my exasperated voice saying, "Yeah, I know, I know!" I still hear those reminders and corrections whispering in my ear, too. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it!" Very true, isn't it?

Denise said...

Beyond precious.

Attic Clutter said...

aw that is a wonderful message Lea...
AND thanks for the birthday Sprinkles you spinkled on me ..LOL (:) lov'ya too my friend..

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your sentiments Lea and with Cora. My parents taught my brother and I well and we said our prayers at bed time. You never forget these things. Sometimes nowadays, manners go out the window.

Jeanie xx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this post. An ode to things that we can all relate to for sure :)

Debra said...

Yes-amen to what Cora said- So glad for parents and grandparents who loved God....

~Pam~ said...

Hi Lea,
That is so beautiful!
Bless you!

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Sunnyside Up said...

How many times have I been guilty for not stopping...laying down the fork & Thanking God for His gifts! Growing up we always bowed the head! This is beautiful, Lea! Ditto to all above! Thank You Jesus for lessons taught!

Dee said...

Beautiful the poem yours? ♥