Monday, October 22, 2012

Encouragement for Today...

I have a sweet blog friend, Carissa, who posted this the other day.
She was kind enough to let me share it with all of you:).
I hope this poem brightens your day.
You are so important to your children...even when you don't think they are watching.

We have some pretty big events happening right now in our life, and this was such a good reminder that my children are watching how I handle the good, the hurt, and the challenges in life!


      When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed the
birds in winter, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hold
the door open for others and heard 'thank you' and
'you're welcome', and I learned respect for others.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be...

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking."

~Mary Rita Schilke Korzan


Lisa said...

I love this. The words are so precious and touching. It makes me wish I could turn back the clock and do it again.

Julian said...


Kimmie said...

Thank you Julia for sharing this.

AND...I love your photography, it is really pretty awesome.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Debbie said...

What a beautiful poem and pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

I posted this too (from Carissa). So good.
I like all your photos with it...


Dear dear Julia,

thank you for this, thank you from my heart.

Would you mind if I share this on my blog too?? I think many mothers are in urgent need of reading I was without knowing it!

I will wait for your reply before publishing it, of course.


Bonnie said...

What a beautiful post. Brightened my day.

Christine said...

I love your site. No matter what I am going through on any given day, as soon as I see Blissfully Content arrive in my inbox, I know I'm going to be lifted up. And your kids look so sweet and cute!!

Thrifty Mom In Boise said...

Love this. Thank you for sharing.

Michele said...

Simply beautiful!

Anne Marie said...

beautifully said and heartfelt upon my soul today

Julia, thank you so much for your meant so much to me that day. You are such a sweet person.

much love and blessings,
Anne Marie
p.s. i love your new sidebar picture

Gumbo Lily said...

Precious words.
Precious people you love.
Precious you.

Keeping It Cozy said...

Such a lovely post... and such sweet photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nina said...

Thank you for sharing this post, I was greatly encouraged ... The little things in daily life matters more than we often could imagine!

Rose Fern said...


Kaye said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it- and my prayers are with your family in the tough days that are coming with your father.

Brandyxkzu said...

Beautiful,thankyou. Christina

Connie said...

I saw this poem and thought it was so beautiful. I wrote it down so I could read it to my mother. She died two days later. I recited it at her funeral. What a lovely memorial it was to her. Thank you for posting it.

Blogging tips