S: Mothers Day 2012
BC: Inspired by the Lord in the name of love.
FC: Mothers Day 2012 | Build Me a Son, O' Lord
1: Build me a son, O' Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak;
2: And brave enough to face himself when he is afraid.
3: One who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat;
4: And humble and gentle in victory.
6: Build me a son whose wishbone will not be ...
7: where his backbone should be.
8: A son who will know Thee - and that to know himself is the cornerstone of knowledge.
10: Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.
11: Here, let him learn to stand up in the storm; here, let him team compassion for those who fall.
12: Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goals will be high; | One who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep;
13: A son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; | One who will reach into the future, yet will never forget the past.
14: And after all these things are his, add, I pray...
15: enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously.
16: Give him humility so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness;
17: The open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.
18: Then, I will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain." --General Douglas Arthur MacArthur
19: With all my love, Mom