It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, January 27, 2007

IN THE VALLEYS I GROW





IN THE VALLEY I GROW

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me,
Lord And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys,
Lord For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it's in the valleys I grow!


This is an old poem...maybe it is a song, I'm not sure. When I read this I was reminded that every day is a lesson. There are so many things to learn and just because one becomes a senior citizen is no reason to stop learning.

Lessons in life are not always easy and sometimes the toughest to learn are the most valuable.

Trusting in God brings me through each day and I pray I'll learn the lesson sent my way.


'On Ya' - ma

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