Who Am I?

Posted on: June 15, 2003 Written by
Who Am I?
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Taken from Songs in a Strange Land

An old lady who has

  • married a husband
  • borne a child
  • lived her life
  • settled its questions
  • found her answers
  • completed the circle
  • listened to many
  • advised some
  • comforted others
  • strengthened a few…

Needing a companion.

A teacher

  • aching for youth
  • guiding a lesson
  • opening new doors
  • despairing at laziness
  • encouraging accomplishment
  • seeing a need
  • overlooking many
  • filling some…

Longing for eager students.

A daughter

  • concerned for parents
  • wanting to please
  • grateful for heritage
  • longing to help…

Wishing to express this.

A leader

  • making decisions
  • organizing and planning
  • directing and supervising
  • in command
  • aware of reactions
  • prepared…

Needing willing followers.

A mother

  • fulfilled by childbirth
  • full of pride
  • fascinated by her task
  • humbled by responsibility

Needing the aid of the child’s strong father

A friend

  • eager to hear
  • wanting to share
  • perceiving a longing
  • willing to accept…

Needing a willing listener.

A schoolgirl

  • mischievous
  • ready for a holiday
  • perpetual daydreamer
  • full of emotion
  • irresponsible
  • searching for reality
  • unfinished…

Needing a playmate.

A female

  • unafraid
  • sentimental
  • illogical
  • loyal
  • unpredictable
  • thrifty
  • extravagant
  • calculating
  • sacrificing
  • understanding
  • loving…

Needing a husband’s indestructible admiration.

And always…

A child

  • trusting a Father
  • relying on His strength
  • desiring His approval…

Aware of His love.

 

©2003 Thrive


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