Friday, May 30, 2014

A Diamond in the Rough

Sharing a very old poem with you -- hoping it will hold a word of encouragement that will brighten your day!

A Diamond in the Rough

A diamond in the rough
Is a diamond sure enough;
For before it ever sparkles,
It is made of diamond stuff!

Of course, someone must find it, 
Or it will never be found:
And then someone must grind it, 
Or it will never be ground.

And when it's found, and when it's ground, 
And when it's burnished bright,
That diamond's everlasting,
Just flashing out its light.

O Mother in that family, 
To hope is not enough!
The task is yours, that child is just
A diamond in the rough.

~Author Unknown~

   Parenting is the most important job in the world, but parents do need to be reminded of what they are working with at times. The little "heathen" that is about to get on your last nerve is still a work-in-progress, and it is your God-given duty to mold that little soul into something beautiful. Cherish the moments, and seize every opportunity to help these little people grow into responsible adults.