Heard this Matthew West song this week, and thought of the parenting journey. It is easy on exhausting days to slide along, not giving it that extra oomph, that extra hug, that extra smile, that extra bit of creativity that can help a child feel loved and nurtured. I’m human, so my best will still be imperfect. But when my kids are all grown up, I want to know that I gave them everything of me that I could. Thankfully God is in the midst of this journey too, giving grace and multiplying my every effort.


  1. Awesome song -and awesome thought

  2. Great song and lovely post with a good reminder that we need to leave lasting impressions on our children no matter what we are feeling or going through.

  3. Awesome. Thank you. I had a bad day yesterday… got upset over potty training… and there was no reason for it. I don’t want to go through the motions… I don’t want to spend my whole life asking… “what if”…”i had given every thing”…

    Thanks!!! 🙂

  4. The band at our church played this song last weekend and it really struck a chord with me. Then, a couple of days later, I heard a radio interview with Matthew West that explained the song even more. Such a beautiful message, and something I want to keep in the front of my mind my whole life.

    Congratulations on your book! It looks wonderful!