Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. . .

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith;


Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light;


And where there is sadness, joy.



O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;




to be understood as to understand;





to be loved as to love.







For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;






And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen









I think I comprehend this beautiful prayer by Saint Francis of Assisi just a little better now that these sweet ones have come into my life. Thank you, Lord, for the pure love of my grandchildren, Jake, Grace, Luke, Ally, Maggie and Henna Rose. Wishing love and peace to each of you, dear friends. (I have another one of these sweet ones on the way!!)









21 comments:

Julie Harward said...

YOUR GRANDS COULD NOT BE MORE BEAUTIFUL! EACH IS SO PRECIOUS IN NOT ONLY YOUR SIGHT BUT HIS. CONGRATS ON THE NEW ONE TO COME..OURS IS DUE ANY DAY NOW, IN FACT I WAS JUST PACKING MY BAGS FOR A WEEKS STAY WHEN SHE GETS HERE! :D

Marydon said...

Vicki ~ This is a beautiful presentation with the St. Francis Assisi prayer ... Your wee ones are all absolutely gorgeous. They do make our lives so much more fulfilled, don't they.

This is a beautiful prayer ... I remember learning in it parochial school.

Thank you for reminding & sharing ...
Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Pom Pom said...

Lovely! I say, "Keep them coming!" We have a little angel pie arriving before Christmas. I ADORE mine and I can tell that you adore yours.

June said...

Dearest Vickie,
You have me crying with this beautiful post! How blessed I feel to read your words today and to see what you get to see in your life. And how I am reminded of the joy that all of my own little ones bring to me daily. Thank you for this!!!
hugs

Marilyn said...

Absolutely beautiful post..... I don't have any Grandchildren but I totally get it!!
They are adorable...You are a lucky lady!!
Have a Wonderful Evening!!
Love,
Marilyn

Becky said...

Hi Vickie your grandchildren are gorgeous.Your expecting another one too?Love the prayer of St francis of Assisi.My girls went to private school I remember this so well.

Happy weekend!

Julie Marie said...

Hello my friend... the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi is my very favorite...it has comforted me through so many rough times and makes me realize how truly blessed I really am... your little grandchildren are precious and that was just the perfect prayer to show their photos with... you are so blessed to have them Vicki, and I know they just adore you! Your posts always touch my heart... looking forward to your next sweet one on the way... xoxo Julie Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

In a word, ADORABLE! What precious little ones, and I loved these great pictures along with the prayer, Vicki.

XO,

Sheila :-)

sissie said...

You are so blessed to have such lovely grandchildren in your life. And another on the way is heavenly. I can still hope that one day I will be a Grandmother.

hugs
Sissie

Tanza said...

Hi Vickie,
What a beautiful prayer !! Every word soo TrUe and spoken so well .. Your babies are all beautiful, and you are blessed sweet one .. Have a happy Friday, and hoping you are doing well, and feeling soo blessed ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Susan said...

Such beautiful children to hug and to kiss and to love! You are indeed blessed!

Jill said...

Beautiful post, your grandchildren are so adorable! You are so very blessed.:-)

Shirley said...

A wonderful post and your grandchildren are so adorable and give you so many wonderful memories. They just grow up so very fast. Just enjoy them every opportunity that you get. Have a great day.

craftymarta said...

ms vicky, i'm so glad i got to meet this side of your heart thru blogging. it's difficult to know what is in people's hearts. i can tell a lot by what my costumers buy, the way they tend to their homes and family, but is just limited observations. when you write in your blog i can see the real you. i can tell now what is really important to you, where your heart lies. i'm so glad i got to meet you better. blessings, marta.

Ana said...

Amen!
Vicki this is a beautiful prayer and your grandbebes are just the cutest ever. What a sweet post my dear friend. Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,
♥Ana

wingedbook said...

Beautiful :)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Vicki...you have such a gift for writing....you are so original! What a beautiful interpretation of this lovely prayer!

Your grands are adorable and it is so wonderful for you to have another on the way!

I am afraid all of ours are done having babies...our youngest grand is now 6! The oldest is 32!!
Hugs,
Jil

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, precious... it's late, and I'm dropping by to thank you for your birthday wishes to me. My own wish is that your week will be filled with more happiness than you heart could ever dream possible.

Love you, Vicki...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rebecca said...

Lovely, beautiful prayer my friend. Do you know the little granddaughter in the black and aqua looks just like a Brundage painting! GASP! She does.

All are beautiful children and you are very blessed.

xoRebecca

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Vicki,

This is a beautiful prayer, and your grandchildren are just adorable. Bless them and you my sweet friend, and congrats on the new little one to arrive!

Bunny Hugs,
Debbie

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Vicki, you are so blessed with those beauties and sweeties by your side and oh a new baby coming to your way, God blessed him or her and the family.
This is happiness, my friend, isn´t it!!??