Monthly Archives: May 2010

Thank you for giving to the Lord

I am a life that was changed.

Happy belated Mother’s Day 🙂 I was too busy spending time with my Mom to write this earlier.

I know we always say that we shouldn’t need a day for things like this, we should be appreciating our mothers all the time! Unfortunately the honest truth is that we don’t (plus I think its nice that they get a whole day set aside even if we do appreciate them all the time)

Anyway, this year I didn’t write my mom a long note, but I did enjoy spending most of Saturday and a lot of Sunday just chatting with her about things. If you didn’t know, I have the best mom ever. I am amazingly amazingly blessed! She not only does the usual motherly things, cook, clean, make sure you bring clean underwear to school… but she’s also one of the most godly women that I know. I think most of the people in life I would consider best friends … they all remind me of my mom in some way. She’s my hero 🙂

She’s selflessly served at our church for… ever since I can remember. She’s taught Sunday school for the kids, the teens, and the young adults. She’s organized our summer VBS almost every year since forever! She gets asked to speak at different churches and conferences. She helps out with a ministry in our community. If that’s not enough, she almost knows more about technology than I do! She has her own website (actually she has more than one!). She’s so wise. Her love for the Lord and for other people is so obvious.

Through her example I have grown so much in my faith. The cool thing about my mom is that she’s not afraid to be real with me. She’s not afraid to tell me what she’s struggling with and she lets me see the way the Lord is working in her life. She makes me want to be a more godly woman.

Anyway, I really like this song. Today I’d like to dedicate this song to my mom. If/when I walk with her in heaven, I feel like this would definitely happen. I know that through her influence, many have come to know the Lord. Through her example, I know that lives have been changed (mine is one of them!)  She’s always giving, always selfless, always fun 🙂

I dreamed I went to heaven
and You were there with me
We walked upon the streets of gold
Beside the crystal sea.

We heard the angels singing
Then someone called your name.
You turned and saw this young man
And he was smiling as he came.

And he said, “Friend you may not know me now”
And then he said, “But wait”
You used to teach my Sunday School
When I was only eight.

And every week you would say a prayer
Before the class would start.
And one day when you said that prayer
I asked Jesus in my heart.”

Then another man stood before you
And said, “Remember the time
A missionary came to your church
And his pictures made you cry.

You didn’t have much money
But you gave it anyway.
Jesus took the gift you gave
And that’s why I am here today.”

One by one they came
Far as the eye could see
Each life somehow touched
By your generosity.

Little things that you had done
Sacrifices made.
Unnoticed on the earth
In heaven now proclaimed.

And I know up in heaven
You’re not supposed to cry.
But I am almost sure
There were tears in your eyes.

As Jesus took your hand
And you stood before the Lord.
He said, “My child look around you.
Great is your reward.”

Thank you for giving to the Lord
I am a life that was changed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord
I am so glad you gave.