Tuesday, May 29, 2012

About those late night discussions...

I have had a lot of late-night discussions lately, especially with one of my three girls.  I guess summer is the time to have them.  :)  I really love sleep (isn't there a proverb about that?) and have trouble being gracious late at night.  To help myself, I modified a prayer about being patient with little ones and applied it to teens and pre-teens:

Oh, give me patience when searching young souls
Wake me at night with their questioning goals
Give me wise and loving eyes
Keep my lips from sarcastic replies
And let not clumsiness, haste or fear
Deny me this chance to listen and hear
To speak one more time, to console and advise
Before they are gone to live their lives.

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