Thursday, May 3, 2012

Light the Way

Years ago I heard during the civil war and the

era of the underground railroad,  a lamp 

was placed in the window of the welcoming home.

This was to light the way for the desperate seeker...

when they saw the light,  they knew they may be safe

and harbored for a little while.

Whether it be a day,  a few minutes

or more,  they knew the care givers

were sacrificing their own safety to be the desperately needed haven.

This has been buried in my heart.....

until the day my children began rebelling.

this may not have happened with your children....

but it did with mine.... and is still going on.

I want them to know....

whatever choices and decisions made...

no matter how much they hurt themselves or have hurt others

Our home was their haven.....

It was their place of being loved unconditionally...

(an outside lamp)

the lights would always welcome them home.....

they would never come home to a dark house.....

The lights would always be on....

Just as the love of this mother is always on

a light in my home will always be on.




  1. That is beautiful!! As my children grow up I feel more and more for parents whose children rebel against the Lord....and I don't feel smug, nope, not at all because I know it can happen in my kiddos, too. Hopefully, it won't, but I know the enemy would love their sweet hearts. I will be keeping you and yours in my prayers. I sense the love you pour out to your children will draw them back. (((((Hugs!!!))))

    1. Thank you Laura. I never thought my children would make that choice, but they did. And thank you for your prayers, i never take that lightly.

  2. What a sweet post!

    Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment. Forgive me for being so late in acknowledging it...

    Have a lovely Sunday!

  3. Hi Catrina,
    I found you over at Rebecca's You're Talking Too Much "meet me Monday"....happy to meet you and be your newest follower,
    Peggy @ The Painted Pear

    1. thank you Peggy, and I will be checking out the painted bear.

  4. This is a beautiful sentiment, Catrina. So sad that more parents don't give their children unconditional love.

    1. so true, and the more I meet kids the more I see this.

  5. I love this...and it was much needed for me tonight. My son has returned home to us tonight after being gone for several years. We are praying that he will use this opportunity to change his life. I am your newest follower...

    1. thank you, Stacey. I cannot imagine, and I will be praying for you and your family.

    2. Hi Stacey, Just a reminder that I am still praying. Love


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