Monday, February 22, 2010

The Teacher by Leslie Pinckney Hill

We have been cleaning out my mother-in-laws places and we found this book of poems. I felt I wanted to share this one since she was a teacher.


Lord, who am I to teach the way,
To little children day by day,
So prone myself to go astray?

I teach them KNOWLEDGE, but I know
How faint they flicker and how low,
The candles of my knowledge glow.

I teach them POWER to will and do,
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness through and through.

I teach them LOVE for all mankind
And all God's creatures, but I find
My love comes lagging far behind.

Lord, if their guide I still must be,
Oh, let the little children see
The teacher learning hard on thee.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Mom, sister, mother-in-law, friend, teacher, counselor, neighbor, aunt, grandma, and great grandmother

Death. It is very hard to grasp when one dies. Joan my mother-in-law just passed away this past Tues. around 7:00 pm. Her whole family was able to be there when she died. It was a blessing for them to be able to do this. She held out until everyone arrived and the Chaplin said her liturgy. The last words we said was "deliver your servant" then she died. I will cherish the times that we had. It is so humbling to see all the people who loved her and hear the different stories one views of her. Joan I will miss you and I do LOVE YOU!! Bless you!!