Listening to the Children

It’s Five Minute Friday! I am joining Kate Motaung’s community where we gather to write like crazy for five minutes on the one word prompt. Today’s word is: sing

Our granddaughter’s school held a Spring Sing in their new gymnasium. People filled the seats, the bleachers and the space along the walls.

The Children

The children (first, second & third grade) sang with enthusiasm with motions that they performed in unison. The theme of the program was songs from countries around the world. The opening song was We Are the World. Here is the chorus:

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me.

The children are the future. We are blessed to be the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. We have a sacred trust to guide, nurture and advocate for them.

We are imperfect but we can seek God’s help. We have the avenue of prayer.

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By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. Ah, Carol, there is nothing as sweet as children’s voices singing. A few years ago I was in Thailand … a light sent of rice fields burning made the warm air pleasantly pungent and over it floated the most beautiful music… children in a nearby school singing. I leaned out of the second story window of the hotel, closed my eyes and drank it in so I could remember it forever –it was so beautiful. I am so thankful that God put songs in our hearts. Visiting from #51 at FMF. Have a beautiful week!

  2. I love to watch children perform. There is something so sweet and innocent about it all. It’s beautiful. My kids laugh at me because I can go to a kid performance where I know no one and still end up in a puddle of tears because I can “imagine” how proud their parents must be and what a great job they all do and my heart just bursts! (Thanks for sharing— your neighbor at FMF)

  3. What a delightful song and one to fill my heart too, even without knowing the tune. I taught the primary grades and loved it. I now tutor those ages and love it still. The hearts of these children is such a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. It was a wonderful program. The children were enjoying themselves as they sang songs from Scotland, England, France, Italy and Africa. They ended with Kum Ba Ya (sp?) I am glad that you are tutoring–what a blessing to the children!

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