Saturday, February 09, 2013


My dearest mentor mom Dee shared this with our mommy group.  I hope to pass on the encouragement to all the wives/mommies out there through this poem as well.

Continue On 
By Roy Lessin

(Update as of June 20, 2014.  My original blog post attributed this poem to I. Brown.  After further research and input from other readers, I've updated it to Roy Lessin)

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.  She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.  She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.  At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.  "Is it worth it?" she often wondered.  "Is there something better than I could be doing with my time?"

It was during these moments of questioning that she heard the still, small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart:

"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be.  Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.  But I notice.  Most of what you give is done without remuneration.  But I am your reward.  Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support.  Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know.  I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.  Your children are precious to Me -- even more precious than they are to you.  I have entrusted them to your care to raise for Me."

"What you invest in them is an offering to Me."

"You may never be in the public spotlight.  But your obedience shines as a bright light before Me."

"Continue on."

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
-- Colossians 3:23-24 --


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Yanny said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm glad this poem blessed you and your coworker as much as it blessed me. And of course, a free meal won't hurt right? Have a great week to you!

Anonymous said...

I love this reflection. We read it at playgroup for mothers day and I think it was a real blessing for lots of mums to hear it.
I wonder if the attribution is correct though? When I have seen it in the past authorship is attributed to Roy Lessin.

Yanny said...

Wow, thank you for catching that. I've done more research and double checked the script from my mentor mom. And you're right, it's Roy Lessin - not I. Brown. Thank you again for sharing your testimony on how this poem blessed you moms group and bringing up to my attention about the incorrect attribution. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend!