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I ask Him for children
because I want to love
But instead –
He teaches me how He wants to be loved,
with all my heart, no matter when.

 

I ask Him for children
because I want give
But instead –
He teaches me to give to His children,
the art of understanding those in pain.

 

I ask Him for children
because I want to glorify His name
But instead –
He teaches me that I alone can make Him great,
with my sweat and my tears.

 

I ask Him for children
because I want to be proud
But instead –
He teaches me to take pride in myself
in my courage and my strength.

 

I ask Him for children
because I want to belong
But instead –
He teaches me to find others on the periphery,
and together we belong.

I ask Him for children
because I want meaning
But instead –
He teaches me to fill my days
with meaning I never believed I could find.

 

I ask Him for children…

 

I got nothing I asked for.
I got everything I wanted.

 

Upward always,
Shevy

 
Disclaimer: This poem is based on a concept I read elsewhere a while back. If this idea was originally yours, thank you for the inspiration! I hope you enjoyed my personalized version…

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