Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Beautiful Life Wednesday ( A little late!)

A Poem

It's a wonderful thing to have an infant in the house. It's also a great deal of work, but I miss having little babies now that my youngest is nine. In fact, I recently got a different kind of baby--a puppy! He's a "Shorkie"--a Yorkie and Shih Tzu mix. He's pretty cuddly and very cute and is even my new "alarm clock." (I get a lot of morning sunshine and my daily dose of vitamin D, thanks to Ruffles.)

But since I often highlight issues of LIFE on "Beautiful Life Wednesdays" I thought it would be appropriate to post this beautiful but anonymous vintage poem I came across, which celebrates the beauty of sleeping. I like to think of it as being for children, but I suppose it would be fitting for any guest room as well. It's like a lullaby without music.


"Sleep Sweetly in This Quiet Room"


Sleep sweetly in this quiet room,

O thou, whoe'er thou art,

And let no mournful yesterdays

Disturb thy peaceful heart;

Nor let tomorrow scare thy rest

With thoughts of coming ill,

Thy Maker is thy changeless Friend,

His love surrounds thee still.

Forget thyself and all the world,

Put out each feverish light,

The stars are watching overhead--

Sleep sweetly, then. Good night. 

If you are a blessed one who has a child or children, remember that it may feel like your days are long, your work is endless and perhaps thankless, but ask any mother who's children are grown and she will tell you the years flew by. 

Enjoy those precious little ones. 

And when they rest, get a few zzz's yourself!



Images from: (motherandchild)   


Anonymous said...

I do miss having little ones in the house but my two are 20 and 14. My oldest is getting married next year. Hopefully in the future I will be a grammy and I think I am ready for the new chapter in my life when it comes.

Carol R. said...

What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing!

Linore Burkard said...

Victory Knitter, I know just how you feel! I look forward to being a grandma too (except I have no idea when that will happen. Two of mine are old enough, but not married, yet.) That's why I volunteer for Nursery duty at church--and why I got my new puppy. lol

Carol, thank you. I love old poetry like this, too.
Thanks ladies.

DK said...

I wish I could do it over again and enjoy each moment and have the wisdom that I have now for when my little one was little. As you know I was blessed with "only one" but a blessing is a blessing and I thank Him until this day! Now, let's see pictures of your newest "litte one"!

Linore Burkard said...

They're on my iPad. I haven't learned yet how to get iPad pics onto my pc, but I'll look into it! Actually, if I email them to myself, that should work.
STAY TUNED for a cutie!

Linore Burkard said...

And by the way, Deb, I think all mothers feel like that, no matter how good a parent they are/were. I understand for sure!