"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Do you have a song!  Do you have words that you love to hear over and over with music put to them? Is it special to you because you share this song with someone you love?


My granddaughter and I share a song that I began singing to her as a baby. It's an old song with sweet words, and she loves to hear me sing it as I'm rocking her to sleep. To make it extra special, I add her very own name into the lyrics, and this causes her to giggle and want more and more. Before she was born, I intentionaly looked for a song that I could share with just her, to make her feel special.  It makes me feel very special too, when I get to look into her pretty blue eyes and kiss her sweet little cheeks as I sing to her.


My granddaughter, Ella is three years old now. I don't get to see her often since they live six hours away, but after after a telephone conversation I had with her mommy a few months back, I was reminded that my plan for a  "special song bond" worked.  My daughter told me that she decided to sing this same song to Ella while rocking her to sleep one evening and was quickly interrupted with "no mommy, that's grandma's song!" Ofcourse, I'd be fibbing if I didn't tell you that inside this grandmother, I was shouting Yeahhhhhh!  Ella's interrupted confirmation made me feel very special myself.

This made me think about how my Heavenly Father loves me.  It's hard to believe, but God loves us even more than the love we have for our spouse, children or grandchildren. That is almost unimaginable to me! How could there be a greater love, but there is. God loves us so much that he sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in place of our sins, so that we could spend eternal life with Him in heaven. All He asks of us is that we believe in Him and that we repent of our sins and accept His free gift of eternal life.


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

This week, my prayer for you is that you make Jesus Christ your personal Saviour, if you have not already done so. If you do this, I would love for you to email me and tell me all about it or if you have any questions contact me at leeannisafriend@gmail.com

Another thing for you to do this week is to pay special attention to the everyday blessings God has planned just for YOU. Just like I planned a song for my granddaughter and I to share as a bond together, God has something special planned just for you this week that will bond you and Him even closer together. Be on the watch! It might just be an answer to a prayer you've been praying for, or an opportunity that fits with your gifts and talents, or that new energy pick-me-up you received on that walk through his beautiful nature, or a song you hear that you know God had played just for you. etc..... God Has Something Planned For YOU because He loves you beyond description.........


Remember to leave me a comment and tell me all the wonderful things God is doing for you this week.

May your song be a sweet one,

Lee Ann

1 comment:

Heart2Heart said...


How wonderful that you tied our special song with God with your special song with Ella! She is adorable and I remember doing this very same thing with both of my kids, changing the lyrics to incorporate their names or things about them.

Makes them feel super special.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat