...for that we have Jesus



...drinking from the rich offering...
One day we will have lived long enough 
that the cream of someone’s existence 
will rise to the surface 
and we will be able to drink 
from the rich offering. 
No one is perfect and there is nothing that makes us more tender than becoming a mom ourselves. And where once we may have been critical 
of our mom’s mothering, 
later we cry mercy for our own. 
Especially when our children get old enough to tell us what we did that offended their hearts. 
We are all sooner or later going to disappoint those we love…
and for that we have Jesus.  
 (Patsy Clairmont)


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  1. Wow ... powerful ... the photo of you and your mom is very touching ♥

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    1. Isn't it a powerful quote?!? Gary took the photo of me w/o me being aware....It is how I spend my time with her these days. No more activities at the table, wheeling her down the halls, etc.

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  2. Tearing up as I read this amazingly accurate quote.

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    1. I'm carrying it in my heart, Elizabeth. (YOUR post reflecting on motherhood/your own mother, etc. was very meaningful to me, too.)

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  3. So beautiful, touching, true. The Lord bless you and your dear mother today and every day.

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  4. Powerful photo and words from Patsy Clairmont. "For that we have Jesus."

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  5. Beautiful post dear Rebecca, in the photo and in the words.

    I am so thankful we have Jesus.

    FlowerLady

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  6. There is so much truth in that quote and such real beauty in that photo.

    Great will be your reward, Rebecca.

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    1. The quote has lodged in my heart....

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  7. I love Ms. Patsy...such wisdom from such a little lady. And, this photo you shared....I have no words...but I did get teary-eyed.

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Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)