A Song For My Kids

I heard this song this morning for the first time and it really spoke what I feel regarding my children. So I share here the link for you to listen to and the lyrics. As a parent, I know I’ve failed my kids, just like his lyrics reflect in the third verse, and I desire deeply for my kids to know how much I love them, but more so, how much God loves them, loves each of us, just as we are. Amazing Grace!

“Song For My Children” by David Barnes

I swear sometimes I miss you
Like I’m already gone
Your little laugh, the sunset on your face
I hope I’m years and years from leaving
A good ways ’til goodbye
There’s things I need to tell you just in case


May your life be long
Your friendships deep
May your heart be kind and true
I pray you know the peace of God
And how dearly I love you

I thought that I was living
Until you came along
Now all of you are all a part of me
Every breath you take, a blessing
Every smile a gift to me

Every day with you is twice as sweet

May your life be long
Your friendships deep
May your heart be kind and true
I pray you know the peace of God
And how dearly I love you

Someday you may need forgive me
For the things that I’ve done wrong
You can blame me for the things I’ve handed down
But I beg you see my brokenness
Is how the light got in

Amazing grace, oh how sweet the sound

May your life be long
Your friendships deep
May your heart be kind and true
I pray you know the peace of God
And how dearly I love you

Published by pianobeth7

I'm a mom. Our family lived overseas for 11 1/2 years. The mission field was rich with healing and deepening faith in Christ. I enjoy piano playing, cooking, writing, reading, doing projects. I've been married to my husband since 1990. I have a bachelor degree in social work and a masters in counseling, non-licensure. I've taught creative writing, English, and New Testament at the international school my kids attended while living overseas.

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