So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone...
As I listened to it, I thought of mothers' day, and my mum. She really is a great woman, and I love and appreciate her deeply, but I know I don't tell her that enough. Even though the song is about a father spending time with his child because she'll soon be grown and out of his house, I realised that I could apply the same principle to me and my mum, and all those close to me.
You see, we just don't know how long we have with those closest to us. I spoke to a couple of people this weekend that don't have their mums with them anymore. I also saw a couple of facebook posts, and a letter in the paper that I must say, reminded me of how blessed I am to have my mum with me. I don't get to see her or talk with her as often as I would like, but today as I listened to that song I found myself praying that God would keep her, but not just that, that I would also learn to show more appreciation towards her, and everyone else I claim to love.
'All too soon, the clock will strike midnight, and she'll be gone...'
Unfortunately that actually happened to Steven Curtis Chapman not long after he wrote that song- his daughter died in a tragic car accident. I pray that our stories would be different but the truth is that none of us know the future, so whilst we still have our mums and dads, brothers and sisters, friends, etc, why don't we make sure they know how special they are?
Happy Mothers' day...