God’s Gift to Me

Our children are born with different personalities, strengths and weaknesses and sometimes with special challenges too. This little “mommy song” can reassure our children that not only do we love them (see I Love You, Yes I Do!), we also like them just the way God made them.

What a comfort and reassurance this understanding can bring to a child’s heart! This is comfort coming from Mommy’s voice and heart. From Mommy’s acceptance and delight in them as a special gift from God.

God's Gift to Me

by Marian Thomsen | Sung by Melanie Thomsen

Perhaps you would like to sing this simple song to each of your children. Add a smile and a hug and your child may feel as if a ‘warm blanket’ was just wrapped around his/her heart today!

God’s Gift to Me

“I like you, just the way you are.

I like you, you’re my shining star!

God made you so special,

That I clearly see…

You’re God’s gift to me!!

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Mommy Sings

One of the many ways we can express our love for our children to our children is to sing to them!

When our daughters were small, I began to sing simple songs to them that came from my heart. Sometimes I would sing to them as I opened the blinds in their bedroom to a new day.

I think one of the things that made these simple songs so meaningful to us was that they were personal. As I’d sing, I’d often look my daughters in the eye and smile and they would know that the song was for them packaged in mommy’s love.

There is something special that can happen when a child hears mommy sing to them in this way. Mommy’s voice. Mommy’s love. Mommy’s look of endearment. That is what matters. Our children aren’t looking for us to have perfect singing voices. (And I am so glad because I certainly don’t!) Instead they are looking to hear mommy’s voice however humble, singing with a heart of love for them.

Here is one of my little mommy songs:

As you listen, you will hear this song repeated three times. Why? Hint: We have three daughters.

Would you like to sing this song to your children? If so, be ready for your children’s eyes to sparkle and for the extra hugs that may come your way.

I Love You, Yes I Do!

My, my, my, what a good morning!
My, my, my, what a good day!
My, my, my, what a good time,
For mommy to say:
I love you, yes I do!
I love you, through and through.
I love you, it’s really true!
(Insert: First, middle, last name)
I love YOU!

The picture shared in this post is a picture of our daughters around the time I began singing this song to them. (Why the boxes behind Melissa in this picture? We were getting ready to walk to the post office!)

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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