When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Writer's Workshop - I Miss You More

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The Prompts:
1.) A mom fail moment.
2.) Top Ten Reasons Bacon is Awesome prompt.
3.) Songversation. Take a current song that teens and tweens are listening to, share the lyrics, and offer a conversation that you might have with your child about the song.
4.) Write a post that begins and ends with the same sentence.
5.) Top ten reasons why you’re glad you’re done with school.

I chose to write a post that begins and ends with the same sentence.

"I miss you more, this time, than ever!" My youngest daughter started crying on the phone yesterday as I was talking to her and trying to find out about her day.  I have been gone for over a week now, and am not due home until Sunday evening.
One of my other married daughters had her very first baby, and I went to the Midwest (several states away) to be with her for the first ten days after the birth.  It is hard when I have children that are so many years apart.  It is hard to be everything that I need to be for each of them.  But, this was important, so I left my family for a short time and came to be with my daughter and her family during these joyous moments.
I have been gone in the past from the little girls, and it never seemed to bother them much.  They usually are so involved with everything at home and in school that they don't seem to notice when I am gone.  This time, it has been different and I am being missed at home.  It touches my heart when they miss me.  It makes me want to gather them close and give them hugs and let them know that all is well.  I am thinking that Sunday is still a long way off.
This simple little moment with my youngest daughter reminds me so much of my own life.  I have discovered, as I have gotten older, that I crave being with my Heavenly Father so much more than I used to.  That I want to feel His spirit in my life every single day.
I find myself taking more care in my decisions, turning toward faith, seeking Him more often in prayer.  I find that I am not so easily distracted with the day to day things as I used to be.  I go to Him sooner when there is a problem, I seek Him in the Scriptures and in the words of the prophets.
In short, I find my mind these days turned more toward God.  I can't help but think it must touch His heart to have us turn back toward Him.  It must cause Him a moment of joy to know that He is missed.  Today, my heart is filled with so much love that I find myself echoing the words of my sweet little girl, "I miss you more, this time, than ever!" 


  1. What a blessing to have such a close relationship with your girls. I have three daughters and I pray that we will remain close as they grow.

  2. This is simply beautiful! Since becoming a mom the analogy of God as a parent has held real meaning for me.
    Enjoy that baby!

  3. This was lovely ... and I'm sure it felt good to be missed but you have to "go away" sometimes for them to appreciate you I think. I'm sure your daughter with the adorable new baby (I looked the post before this) is thrilled that you are there.

  4. How sweet to know you are missed. I was on bed rest in a hospital two hours away for 6 weeks and I missed my kids so much it hurt, but it also made us stronger. Hang in there, Sunday will be here in no time. And that new baby will grow so fast! And thanks for reminding me to step back and enjoy the moment.

  5. Isn't it lovely to be missed?! We just moved away from my husbands home town, we have lived there eight of the nine years of our married life. And while it was sad to leave so many loved ones I forgot what it felt like to be missed by them.

  6. Aww! How absolutely sweet!

    The best part about missing somebody and/or having someone miss you is knowing that you'll see them again soon. Sunday's not long from now!

    stopping in from Mama Kat's...

  7. I read this on my phone because my lovely computer has been giving me fits...I was about bawling. Children are such a gift from God. So precious.

  8. I'm so happy for you that you got to spend time with your daughter, her husband and your new grandbaby! I hope you had a wonderful reunion when you got home.