A Mother's Prayer ......

Did you watch Glee tonight?   I did, I did!  I have been waiting for weeks for the premiere tonight and the girls and I sat with eyes glued to the tv and it did not disappoint!  Wow .....amazing talent, energy and voices!

It's been such a busy couple of weeks here with nooooooo chance of slowing down any time soon, so I was happy to have a chance to make this sweet little card, just because :)   I saw this poem online a little while back and clicked it into my faves ~ and while searching my files I stumbled across it again.  Isn't life funny that way? :)

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray,
For life's been anything but calm
Since You called me to be a mom--
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with wooden blocks,
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes
And all the things that children lose,
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week's mail to read--
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace,
I see then, in my small one's face,
That you have blessed me all the while --
And I stoop to kiss that precious smile!
{Author unknown}

To go along with this poem, I made my card using a Deedee's Digi called "Bear Hugs" along with the matching sentiment.  These bears just get cuter and cuter to use! There is such a wonderful variety and did you know that there is a section of digis for just $1.00 in the shop?  Take a peek!  And don't forget the challenge going on right now to use green, orange and yellow on your card and link it up to the challenge blog :)

One of the sweetest rewards of being mommy is that even when the days are long, car commutes are long and piles of laundry and the "to do" is forever high and long, there is nothing greater than a sweet little smile and a loving hug to bring back that feeling of peace and unconditional love :)  I'm so blessed, truly!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Off to bed for me!

Hugs 'n Blessings!


  1. So sweet! The card and poem are a perfect match!

  2. Hello Kelly, your card is soooo sweet !! I like the colors and the different DP. Great layout too. The poem fits great with the image. Hugs !!

  3. such an adorable card Kella Bella...even more so because it was created with the love for your precious ones in mind...
    It kind-a reminds me of the book from Robert Munch :"I love you forever"
    Every time I read it my eyes glisten...

  4. What a charming card...I love that DP; it makes a great background for your beautiful image!

  5. Thank you for sharing that poem, and that card is very heart stiring (and cute too!).

  6. What a wonderful card with a lovely, lovely sentiment! Your papers are simply gorgeous and that image is adorable!

  7. This is the best card and love the poem, will have to save that one for those days....:) Love the colors and how the paper is tilted, I really need to try that some day. My DD watched Glee as well, we newbies to it.

  8. Awwwwwwwwwww... Kelly, your card is so sweet. I love the colors and that adorable sentiment. Awesome layout, too! The sentiment is delightful! Love it!!!

  9. how sweet! I love it Kelly :)


  10. Anonymous9/22/2010

    Kelly, your card is so very sweet! I love the cheery colors and the fun way you colored the image, with highlights and all. Thank you for sharing that wonderful poem -- it brought tears to my eyes! Things have been so hectic here, as I know they have for you as well. It is so wonderful to be reminded, when we are seeking the Lord's graces, the many eminently rich ways He has already blessed and continues to bless us every day. Have to go give my own set of smiling little faces each an extra kiss just because! Hugs, Deedee

  11. So precious! I love the tilt of the image and the buttons and pretty colors. Sweet as can be!!!

  12. Very cute! Love that plaid!

  13. What an adorable card!!! Yes, I did watch Glee! So funny!!!

  14. Oh Kelly, das ist so süß! Your card is very pretty.love the cute scene...BIG smile and happy day...

  15. What a great image, and so very sweetly done on this card. I love it, Kelly!

  16. What a sweet card! Thanks for sharing the poem!