Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, January 31, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Hero

I agree with Lisa Jo.  Writing does make us brave. And terrified. Often simultaneously.
That’s OK. Write anyway.  This is the beginning of the fourth year of a whole community writing brave together on Fridays.  It is my third year.  I sat out the first year.  Here’s how it got started and how to join us. Just remember, the one rule is that you need to read the post of the person who linked up before you. And tenderly unwrap their words and share a note in their comments.  Writing is a gift. Let’s take time to say thank you. Leave a comment for someone by clicking here today.
Today’s prompt is HERO.

Martina McBride does a song called, In My Daughter's Eyes and that is my contribution to the word hero for today.  I truly believe that this is what I am to her.  I may not always be perfect, motherhood did not come with a manual.  What I did....I did because I felt it was right.  I know that she has no doubt that  I am someone who loves her beyond the moon and back.  I sing this at church every Mother's Day and have sung it on Graduation Sunday when all we have graduating only girls. 
In my daughter's eyes,

I am a hero,

 I am strong and wise,

And I know no fear,

 But the truth is plain to see,

 She was sent to rescue me,

 I see who I want to be,

 In my daughter's eyes 

In my daughter's eyes,

 Everyone is equal,

 Darkness turns to light,

 And the world is at peace,

 This miracle god gave to me,

 Gives me strength when I am weak,

 I find reason to believe,

 In my daughter's eyes 

And when she wraps her hand around my finger,

 How it puts a smile in my heart,

 Everything becomes a little clearer,

 I realize what life is all about,

 It's hanging on when your heart is had enough,

 It's giving more when you feel like giving up,

 I've seen the light,

 It's in my daughter's eyes 

In my daughter's eyes,

 I can see the future,

 A reflection of who I am and what will be,

 And though she'll grow and someday leave,

 Maybe raise a family,

 When I'm gone I hope you see,

 How happy she made me,

 For I'll be there,

In My daughter’s eyes
If I were to write about my own hero I would change a few of the words to In My Daddy's Eyes.  He was my hero and he knew it.  He taught me right from wrong, good from bad, how to fish and shoot a gun.  How to play a game without cheating, how to compete....and most importantly how to lose with grace.  He taught me about worship, God, how to be a Christian.  He taught me how to work with ethics, how to have morals, how to love, how to cry, how to be strong.  He was my hero.  He always is a shame that in today's society there are not enough hero's like this to go around.  Wake up stars, athletes....they are not what heroes are made of....they fall far short.  Heroes are the people who spend time with a child and make sure they are raised up in the way they should go....because let me tell you....once we are grown....we don't depart from it. 


Anonymous said...

This is precious. I have two littles, and I hope this is how they see me too.

Lisa Moles said...

I believe we may be kindred spirits. My favorite song that always stops me in my tracks and brings tears to my eyes. AND a total Daddy's girl. He will always be my hero. Thanks for sharing. I'm only a few weeks into this FMF thing...and loving it - especially reading all the wonderful things written by others.



Pam Margolis said...

Hi Karen, I've been trying to contact you about the Blogging from A to Z challenge, if you're still interested!