Friday, January 19, 2007

My Work

My Work

I have the greatest work in the world;
The job of rocking a baby to sleep,
That of guiding his tottering feet,
A baby's clothes to launder and fold,
A precious life to shape and mold,
A drink to give from a little cup,
At night his toys to gather up,
Hurts to heal and fears to quell,
A baby to keep clean and well,
A stack of diapers to put,
Oh, what a happy worthwhile day!
I am a "Mother."

I have the greatest work in to world;
A husband to encourge when things go wrong,
When he comes from work to greet with a song,
Denims and shirts to wash and mend,
A helping hand, when needed, to lend,
Three times a day is meals to cook,
To strive to be my best to look,
His back to rub at the close of the day,
For his faithfulness to God I pray,
When hubby's in te field I take lemonade,
for all these tasks his love has Paid.
I am a " Wife."

I have the greatest work in the world;
Ahome to keep happy, clean and bright,
Make things go smooth and strive for the right,
Jams to cook and jellies to make,
Cookies and pies and bread to bake,
Washing, ironing, and sewing to do,
So many tasks, will I ever get though?
Lettuce to was and peas to pick,
floors to scrub, lost items to seek,
Dishes to wash and windows to shine,
These and mony more tasks are mine.
I am a "Homemaker."

Help me, Father, to faithfully work,
Forgive if I unconsciously shirk,
give me the patience and love I pray,
To keep myself in duties way;
With all the hustle that each day brings
May I not neglect the needing things;
Each day to spend time alone with Thee
That Jesus Christ be seen in me.
Thank you for husband, our home, our boys;
Thank you for love which brings me much joy.
Thank you , Lord.

Mary Lou Burkholder


I thought this was a wonderful little poem.

Cold and windy day hope everyone is staying warm
God Bless,
Kendra

5 comments:

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Great poem!

Many blessings...

Abounding Treasures said...

This is a truly wonderful poem!

My children are now grown but it brings back so many memories ~ thanks for sharing it :o

Many blessings to you and your dear family . . .

momma read said...

Hello- from one new blogger to another. I love this poem, I think I need to copy and reread from time to time. thanks for posting!
I will come back and check out your blog again... sr
(farm girl living.blogspot)

The Southern Housewife said...

Love it! Wonderful poem! I'm going to print this out and stick it in my home binder! thanks :)

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