Hands and house

Hands and house

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This is Why...

      My friend Erin sent me this today and it keeps making me break out into big fat thankful tears....so worth the time to listen not only to what Andrew has to say but to the song as well. Sit down, take a minute because we all need to be reminded of "why" pour into our kids and also others ...



We chose the spot, we dug the hole


We laid the maples in the ground to have and hold

As Autumn falls to Winters sleep

We pray that somehow in the Spring

The roots grow deep



And many years from now

Long after we are gone

These trees will spread their branches out

And bless the dawn



He took a plane to Africa

He gathered up into his arms

An orphan son



So many years from now

Long after we are gone

This tree will spread its branches out

And bless the dawn



So sit down and write that letter

Sign up and join the fight

Sink in to all that matters

Step out into the light

Let go of all that's passing

Lift up the least of these

Lean into something lasting

Planting trees



She rises up as morning breaks

She moves among these rooms alone

Before we wake

And her heart is so full; it overflows

She waters us with love and the children grow



So many years from now

Long after we are gone

These trees will spread their branches out

And bless the dawn

These trees will spread their branches out

And bless someone

3 comments:

Renee said...

Beautiful, Shannon!!

Sharon Ankerich said...

LOVED this and SO thankful you posted!!! Praying for your sweet family!
Blessings and love!

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful. Broke my heart a little. Hoping and praying to be growing my own little trees for Jesus soon - that is truly the most important job. Bless you on your journey. Your blog continues to inspire and encourage me, many thanks xx

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