Saturday, December 12, 2009

Like Moses

This made me stop and think:

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
~ Pope Paul VI

Sometimes I gaze at my children...
...and wish I had the tiniest inkling of what the future holds for them. But most of the time, I am GLAD I don't know what lies ahead for them because I know that if I did, the knowledge of approaching difficulties would steal nearly every bit of joy from the current goodness we are experiencing as a family.

So I continue - like Moses - not sure of what my sons will experience "across the Jordan" - knowing that their lives will very likely flow on past mine, separate from mine, in some ways inaccessible to me. I am preparing them, but will not see all the fruit that will be manifested in their lives.

Tonight I'm longing for heaven, where God himself will safely gather us in His arms...and I'll never have to say goodbye to these cherished ones that I love so deeply that my heart is almost overwhelmed. Oh happy day, when we are all together in the true Promised Land!


Sally said...

I never thought of it all that way before. That is pretty accurate, and pretty solemn to think about.

Lisa said...

I LOVE that quote by Pope Paul VI!!

You're such a good mom. Better than good. There are no words.

Margie said...

This quote is wonderful. I've written it down so I can refer to it on those days when I can't even see far enough to know where to place my foot for the next step forward.