When I’ve been playing with my friend

My mother calls to say,

“Please walk home very carefully;

I’ll wait for you today.”

She taught me how to cross the street,

And how to listen well.

She watches through the window glass;

She loves me, I can tell.

I also know that Jesus waits

For me to come back “home.

He put me in my family

So I won’t be alone.

I’m learning truths my parents teach;

I’m trying to obey.

Then when I need to make a choice,

I’ll choose the righteous way.

If I will follow on this path

That Jesus set for me,

Someday I’ll be back “home” again;

Then His face I will see.

I’ll thank Him most for giving me

My fam’ly kind and dear.

I’m glad He shows His love for me

And that He’s always near.

Illustration by Manelle Oliphant