Rascal Flatts had a hit song called My Wish that I’ve listened to and sang along with many times. However, this week that song became fresh. You see, we just found out my two grandsons will get a sister in October, so please bear with me.
As I listened to the song’s chorus this weekend I couldn’t help but think of that little girl.
My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you’re out there gettin’ where you’re gettin’ to
I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish
But, little girl, there’s more I hope for you:
I hope you sit in your daddy’s lap, kiss his face and listen to his thoughtfulness. His love will help you understand God’s love for you.
Listen to your mother’s wisdom, hold her hand and watch how she loves other people. You will become her dear friend soon enough.
I hope you fight with your brothers, but love them more. They will make you strong.
I hope you have your heart broken by love, so you will recognize “the one” I’ll be praying for.
I hope you’re caught when you do wrong, forgive others and always forgive yourself.
I hope you hear my first words to you, “God loves you”. Remember them when you have bad days. They will help you treasure the good ones.
I hope you believe people who say they love you and learn from those who don’t.
I hope you learn to see God in the little things, and then the big things will blow you away.
I hope you fail in a few things and succeed in many things that honor God.
I hope you have friends who motivate you, inspire you and want what’s best for you. Do the same for them.
But more than anything, I hope you meet with God every day and feel His love, experience His grace, know His peace and share His love.
This is my wish.