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Drummer Boy

December 24, 2011

Most all of  my money had been stolen…and as a single mom, it crushed me.  My son’s birthday was quickly approaching and I had nothing I could give him.  This son who had taught me that God would give me the very best to raise.  I had learned so much and I had nothing to give him.

But for his birthday…his very first birthday…I found a cheap little drum set and I paced around it and as I weighed the options of one more week of peas and potatos…I placed it in my cart with the heart of a momma wanting more for her son, then where we currently were…Oh so much more.

He got other toys that birthday … but that little blue drum set sat in our little living room…and I never minded if he pounded away… I knew he could feel it too… that heartbeat of God’s which beats for us.

So when they asked him to play on Sunday.. I knew I would have to hide deep behind my camera.  No one there on  that morning knew the story of a single mom who ate peas and potatoes to buy a little blue drum set for her son’s first birthday.

But I can tell you this much… all that was stolen all that the enemy meant for our destruction…

It has been redeemed.  

My momma heart stood in a crowd of people and  I tried to cram it back in my body but I am sure if you would have looked at me you would have seen it.

To imagine the distance we have traveled…. and now in a room full of people, all of them being led in worship by my son and my husband.


As I blinked and blinked back again I swear I saw the little blue drum set and that happy little one year old.

For more on being a single mother:
Part of the Whole story.
In the Beyond.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 24, 2011 11:08 am

    What a beautiful moment in time, T . . . I can only imagine the emotions swelling up and out as you see this redemption story unfold before your eyes. “Redeemer” is perhaps my favourite word of all time. Merry Christmas to you and all your dear ones.

  2. December 24, 2011 12:37 pm

    oh boy!!!! so much to say but only this, God can really take any situation and turn it around for HIS glory. Thank you for this reminder Sissy…he was for sure the cutest drummer I had ever seen….with his little mooky-chooks on…sigh*

  3. January 16, 2012 10:55 am

    what a good mama… I am smiling big because we have such a marvelous Heavenly Father to work such beauty in our lives…

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