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Treasures From God -- Almost More Wealth Than I Can Handle!
by Connie Faust
Friday, March 28, 2008
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Holding Amy, then Billy, born 13 months after her, Cindy, the oldest, Carol, forever the Middle Child, and Susan, next to oldest

I hoped to write something light today, but instead am recording one I wrote way back in 1968. I was a young wife, mother of 3 little girls and expecting our fourth child -- a girl!
Back then, you didn't really know till the baby was born, but our thoughts were that of course, it would be another girl. After she was born, we named Amy Joy--Amy, so she would always know we loved her, and Joy, so she would understand that her birth brought us joy.
Even before Amy Joy arrived, I felt so very blessed by God and that's the source of my thoughts in this poem--overwhelmed by His love and blessings.


My God, You have given me
          such treasure!
A loving Christian husband --
          honest, true ;
Our children -- eager to learn about You.

My God, You have given me all these,
And yet there's more!  
          More for me You want to do!

My love for You would thrive 
          with none to share it.
My joy would be as full were I alone.
And yet You give such wealth! 
          How can I bear it?
Enough -- when for my sins You did atone!

Even now a new life stirs within me,
a joy so rich only a mother perceives!
And then one day the babe
          its warm nest leaves.
Even now You add unto my treasures!
Oh, Lord, how love of You
          to my heart cleaves!

My love for You would thrive
          with none to share it.
My joy would be as full were I alone.
And yet You give such wealth!
          How can I bear it?
Enough -- when for my sins You did atone!

Though pleasures cease 
          and trials come to me,
Lord, Your child I will ever remain.
I know Your love abides through every pain!
Though pleasures cease for all time
          left on earth,
With You, Heaven's unending joy I'll gain!

My love for You would thrive
          with none to share it.
My joy would be as full were I alone.
And yet You give such wealth!
          How can I bear it?
Enough -- when for my sins You did atone!

          Through the years, when hard times came and it seemed that trouble and turmoil ran rampant through my life, this poem sometimes came to mind and as I questioned the love of God, it was one of the things He used to remind me and to help me re-affirm my love and trust for Him.

"GOD is our Refuge and Strength, a very Present Help in trouble."                 
(from Psalm 46, KJV)



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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
So many truths in what you pen, Connie...for each and every one of us when take time to think about it. This poem would never become obsolete! Oh...adore the pic, too :o)

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Precious, memorable photograph from where it all began. God is always with us to share in our joy and to ease the pain, but always with us as you so spiritually express....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
Ohhh Connie, in case you don't know, I am a big bucket of water (crying-happy tears) and I am so happy for you. I never had a family of my own, but there is so much joy in knowing of real families such as the one I was fortunate to live in. I am joyful for your blessings. This poem should hang on the wall of every home of every family to remind them of the goodness of our Father God...Thank you, Louisa
Reviewed by Cryssa C
This is so beautiful! I can see why it has brought you comfort and renewed hope and faith in God. Thank you for sharing this...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Lovely writing, Connie; very nice! Love the pic!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Beautiful, Connie - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bonnie May
Yes, he loves you Connie, you are special and deserve everything God gives you. He sees your heart, your soul and knows every part of you, for he made you and is proud of his work. Great poem for all mothers everywhere. Love, your sis, Bonnie
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