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LOVING ON JESUS BY MADDIE BOO

Updated on February 19, 2012

MADDIE BOO

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“Look mom; look at those crosses, they, ‘ARE LOVING’ on Jesus!”


Maddie Boo exclaimed because she was so excited while speaking to her mom.

Her mom looked at where she was pointing out the window of the car. It was Veterans Day and the city had put up little crosses to honor the veterans of the military.

Gina smiled, and said “yes they ‘ARE LOVING’ on Jesus.”

Special words from a five year old little girl;

GOD’S MERCY and the Cross.

What is so awesome is this little girl understands what most adults do not. She has a beautiful shining light in her little soul and it shines through her face and her words that she speaks.

Sunday school is her favorite thing to do. She is a favorite at church, she is an awesome child.

Driving with our Maddie Boo in the back seat I look at her in my mirror and I am so proud. Then I start thinking of our little one growing up and leaving the nest. My heart starts to break. I keep thinking ‘enjoy her while you can.’

2 CHRONICLES 6:41 let your saints rejoice in goodness.

Madison,

Lovely as they come

Her love is so mighty

Burns with a passion of life

She is our little one

That has stolen our heart

The sun turns

When Maddie is here

And shines bright along her way

The sweet stars follow her

What a sweet beauty is she!

This day

She will spread her wings

I pray the prayer

Of protection you see

That this beloved sight

Will be

The blessing to God

As she is for me!

Dear Madison,

Or Maddie Boo that we call her too.

Delighted in blessing

Is she:

Maddie Boo I say to her, “you know you are God’s masterpiece? “

She smiles so sweetly and says “Jesus is the Masterpiece.”

What a star this one is.

“Thank you Lord, for the reminder to enjoy the children while they’re still here,” I sing.

One day Maddie and her sister and brother were playing very loudly; my nerves were getting the best of me, when I asked very loudly “can you take this somewhere else?”

I’ll never forget Maddie’s response “of course we can,” she said, “but you will not notice us if we do.”

Of my I could have cried. What a failure I am to these children they are smarter than I am.

I hugged them all and told them to keep playing and I was sorry I did not notice them like I should.

Too often, I realize, I take God’s good efforts for granted too. Sunshine, flowers, friends, Love and our children:

“God, would YOU get my attention when our kids are enjoying each other so that I can tell them how much it pleases me? And Lord, I praise YOU for all YOUR wonderful blessing to me that I so easily overlook.”

My advice everyone “DO SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TODAY!”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says… To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven

©Copyright 2012 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD

Maddie's favorite song..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Karaoke guy.. since is a special child

      Debbie

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Deborah, I love this commentary on the purity and innocence of children. I also love the way you present your poems!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you sen. I am very blessed to have her with me.

      debbie

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Debbie, it is really interesting strain of thought you have shared with us. Reminds me that I did not notice when the little one inside me also took its noisy games away and now there is none of that easy faith that was there as a child. You are lucky to have that beautiful child to remind you of Lord's blessings. Voted up. Nice Hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you james..that is so cool that you have a daughter named, maddie our children are so precious. Stars thank you for liking my poem for my precious one..debbie

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Such a beautiful hub dear heart. Children are so intelligent , and seem to find just the right words to get their points across.

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      This Hub is precious, as is Maddie Boo. I have a daughter named Maddie too!

      'One day Maddie and her sister and brother were playing very loudly; my nerves were getting the best of me, when I asked very loudly “can you take this somewhere else?”

      I’ll never forget Maddie’s response “of course we can,” she said, “but you will not notice us if we do.”'

      How about that! The things kids will say that shine eternal truths into our hearts.

      I love this beautiful Hub. My favorite part is below:

      'Maddie Boo I say to her, “you know you are God’s masterpiece? “

      She smiles so sweetly and says “Jesus is the Masterpiece.”'

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you vellur I agree.. She is such a delight and a wonderful gift.

      thanks for voting up

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      She is so very beautiful. Children are gifts from heavens above. Each and every moment with them is full of delight happiness and wonder. Beautiful hub. Voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hi Caroline she is absolutely adorable child thank you for visiting and commenting

      thank you seafarer so glad you like the hub and thank you for voting up.

      blessing to you both

      Debbie

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      Karen Szklany Gault 5 years ago from New England

      Beautiful hub, Debbie. Yes...I do my best to enjoy my daughter each day. She IS such a gift to us, as your Maddie Boo is to you...and she is beautiful, too! :0)

      Loved the song you included. :0) Voted this hub UP and Beautiful.

      Have a blessed day!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Hi Debbie what a cute little girl and a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you my sweet friend Cap. You are so awesome. I always look forward to your comments.

      Have a blessed evening.

      Debbie

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      I have just shared this Hub will every of my Hubbers... This hub should be read and read and read.. I love the message it conveys.. Thanks Deborah Brooks.. You are always an amazing writer and an excellent story teller

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I agree Always Exploring. thank you for visiting and commenting.

      Have a wonderful day

      Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      If we could see through a child's eyes..Beautiful story..Thank you..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh frank you are so sweet..thank you...you know I adore you. Jen...thank you for visiting and commenting...bless you both..debbie

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      Jen Womeldorf 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Out of the mouths of babes... Wonderful message. Voted up!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      voted up and beautiful like the author :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy..wow thanks..she is such a delight...I am so blessed to know this child. It made me feel good to write this....have a wonderful day my friend...debbie

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      This is so beautiful Debbie and I love it;what a sweet little girl and it is hubs like this one Debbie that make HubPages the beautiful place that it is.

      Away from the bleakness and cruelty in this world I see through this hub that beauty and purity is still so at large and no one will ever banish these true qualities.

      Thank you Debbie for this wonderful hub in which you share this little sweetheart with us.

      What a wonderful way to start my day; I hope you also enjoy yours.

      Lots of love;

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Amen Gypsy.. I agree. thank you for commenting and voting up.

      Have a great evening

      Debbie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Children have such a pure love of Jesus that it's a pleasure to listen to their belief.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Teaches. for visiting and commenting..children do teach us so much about our Lord.

      Be blessed.

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Children teach us so much about God's love. As we look into their eyes we can see the innocent love of a young child who puts all their trust in the adults they know. I agree with your advice that we must cherish the times we spend with our children and grandchildren. Everything else can wait for another day. I enjoyed your hub, Deborah and it reminded me of what we should keep in mind when we are with our loved ones.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      poetvix. God bless you too. she is a wonderful child. thank you so much for commenting and visiting.

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Will Bless you..

      Kelley she really is a wise little girl and so delightful to be around.

      Blessing to you both

      Have a wonderful evening.

      Debbie

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      What an angel. She's as wise as she is adorable. Thank you, Deborah. It's so true for me too. I get wrapped up in what doesn't matter at all and forget to see the blessings all around me. God bless you.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Outstanding! Love it.

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      Kelly Pittman 5 years ago from Walker, LA

      What a wise little girl! Loved this Hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Sky I agree.. yes I still love Sunday school.It blesses me to watch these little children their little faces glow when we talk about Jesus.

      Blessing to you my friend

      Debbie

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      yes Debbie and that time for the awareness is now. May the Most High Bless and guide your way so that you can also guide others with your own belief and knowledge. It's about how good we can hold them after we have held them for so long. The important time is that time when they become doubtful , because their rock , their parents are not around as much.

      Sunday school was my favorite.

      Keep up the great work Debbie .

      Bless.

      bao

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thanks Sunnie I do adore her.. she really does bright up my day.

      Thanks sweet friend

      have a blessed day

      Debbie

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Hello Debbie,

      What an adorable little face that Maddie boo! :) Such a bright soul that lights the world up and most of all grandma's world :)Wonderful hub!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh Jackie.. I am so sorry. We are enjoying these precious ones. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting..

      God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Pickle so glad you love it and voted up

      Rolly thank you for visiting and nice to meet you. so glad you like the story about our Maddie

      AEvans children are a gift from God so precious. thank you for commenting

      Gina, my sweet friend your children are like mine. they make my heart beat full of love. and so do you.

      Debbie

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I lost one like this at six years old so yes, enjoy every minute! Beautiful write.

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      Gina Joy Bennett 5 years ago

      Of course I love this story & poem,that's my sweet daughter Maddie that God so blessed me with as with all my other children as well. I still remember the day she saw all those crosses & said "they are loving on Jesus". It was precious! Thank you my dear friend for writing this.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Amen! Children are a gift from God. We can learn so much from them. Enjoyed the story and the heart behind the words. :)

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Children are so special... is it any wonder we are called to have child like faith. Wel, written and heartwarming.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      you are so right Deborah. The purity of children is something to be admired and cherished. I loved this hub!!Vote up!