ahh- sorry friends! it has been so busy here, with OH being sick and having finals this past week, add on top of that work and whatnot, i haven’t been able to do anything worthy of sitting down and sharing with you! BUT, i found this poem the other day i want to share with you. and i’m in the process of a little craft that i’ll share in the next few days. =) so here are some inspiring words for you to help you start the week out!
“Let others write of battles fought,
Of bloody, ghastly fields,
Where honor greets the man who wins,
And death the man who yields:
But I will write of him who fights
And vanquishes his sins,
Who struggles on through weary years
Against himself and wins.
He is a hero staunch and brave
Who fights an unseen foe.
And puts at last beneath his feet
His passions base and low:
Who stands erect in manhood’s might,
The bravest man who drew a sweord
In foray or in raid.
It calls for something more than brawn
Or muscle to o’ercome
An enemy who marcheth not
With banner, plume, or drum –
A foe forever lurking nigh,
With silent, stealthy tread:
Forever near your board by day,
At night beside your bed.
All honor, then, to that brave heart,
Through poor or rich he be,
Who struggles with his bader part, –
Who conquers and is free!
He may not wear a hero’s crown,
Or fill a hero’s grave:
But truth will place his name among
The bravest of the brave.”
And don’t forget that this is the week of Chanukah, a time to rededicate our hearts to our Lord!