the trail of a family becoming

I am… most richly blessed.

I think all mothers has experienced this at one point or another.

Happy Mother’s Day.

I asked for strength
That I may achieve
I was made weak
That I might learn to humbly obey
I asked for health
That I might do greater things
I was given infirmity
That I might do better things
I asked for riches
That I might be happy
I was given poverty
That I may be wise
I asked for power
That I might have the praise of men
I was given weakness
That I might feel the need of God
I asked for all things
That I might enjoy life
I was given life
That I may enjoy all things
I got nothing that I had asked for-
But everything that I had hoped for
Almost despite myself,
My unspoken prayers were answered
I am . . . most richly blessed

-by a Confederate soldier