Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Words I Would Say


As I was driving my kids to their two-day a week school this morning, this song came on the radio. I looked over at my son who is turning 11 in just a couple of months; I couldn't help but think how fast time flies by and that in 8 years he will be leaving to serve a full-time mission for the Lord. I had a "flash-forward" vision of me writing letters of encouragement to my missionary son.

I squeezed his hand and said, "You hear this song? This is what I'm going to write to you someday when you're on your mission."

He just smiled at me. (I know he loves it when I'm mushy with him even though he never admits it.)

I pulled up to his school and he grabbed his coat and bag. As he got out of the car, we exchanged "I love you's" and I said, "Be strong in the lord and, never give up hope, you're going to do great things, I already know, Gods got his hand on you so, don't live life in fear, forgive and forget, but don't forget why your here,"

He blew me a kiss like he always does and walked away.

..... I think sending him off on his mission will be harder for me than I can imagine... *sigh*


Three in the morning,
And I'm still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I'd say,
If we were face to face,
I'd tell you just what you mean to me,
I'd tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
Gods got his hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why your here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I've already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Be strong in the lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
Gods got his hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why your here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the father,

Be strong in the lord and,
Never give up hope,
You're going to do great things,
I already know,
Gods got his hand on you so,
Don't live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don't forget why your here,
Take your time and pray,
Thank God for each day,
His love will find a way,
These are the words I would say

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