Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Piglet sidled up behind Pooh
"Pooh" he whispered.
"Nothing" said Piglet,taking Pooh's paw
"I just wanted to be sure of you".
When I read these words three things come to mind.The first is the vision of a little child looking up at Mum or Dad and saying nothing with words but absolute chapters with the look in the childs eyes.
After all, that is all a child really needs isn't it in life, just to be sure he or she is safe in the arms of the parents,hopefully both but in the cases of broken homes the need to be sure of the one parent with primary care.
As I look back at my life as a child of an abusive home first then leading to a broken home,I can say with all honesty and pride that my Mum made me feel those word,for we were sure she would always be there for us, and she was, and now I am looking after her and as a tiny little lady 89 years young I make sure she can look at me and she "can be sure of me" for I will not fail her as she did not fail me.
The second thing is did I make my children feel "sure",and do I make my granchildren feel "sure". It is their story to tell one day but I know I have done everything I can to make them feel safe.I have cuddled them,soothed them,LOVED them with all my being,is there anything more important?.
The third thing that comes to mind is friendship.Over the years I have given frienship too freely at times and have gotten badly burned, it is now in the September of my life that I look back and see the wonderful friendships I made in youth still standing,I look at old photos and think of some faces "what was their name?where are they now?". I believe friendships in life have seasons and reasons, people come and go into our lives and the ones still standing are those that we can be "sure" of.The ones there through thick and thin,some we only touch base with at Christmas but the heart feelings are still there.
New friendships have come along in the last 12 months and these people are so wonderful,I knew instantly they were people that I could be "sure"of.These are myCackle Club friends,and in my troubled times as in theirs we have all been there for one another,proving we can all be "sure of each other.
Above all these of course is my husband,so that makes 4 things .The song says "good and bad ,happy and sad" this probably describes most marriages,and when you go through all those things and get to the 40th year you can look at each other and say,"I just wanted to be sure of you" and I am.
Other than our precious Lord ,our Heavenly Father,it is nice to know there are others in life we can be sure of, who will make us feel safe,shelter us in our storms in life.
Knowing that our God is there to take our burdens lighten our yolks makes our daily lives so much easier.We only have to ask Him to take our troubles,let our worries and woes go..Let it Go and Let God ... it is the one thing in life we can "be sure of".take care..