Trapped Butterfly (Jadyn)

This is a song I wrote about our middle daughter Jadyn.

Verse 1

Inside her mother’s womb

Was her cozy room

Nine months kept inside

There she did abide

 

Then life came bursting forth

A little baby’s birth

All is right with the world

For the baby girl

 

Pre-Chorus 1

A few years in and she’s crying now

We try to help her feel safe somehow

Pain and sorrow inside her heart

The inner struggle just tears her apart

 

Chorus

She works real hard to free her spirit

But all alone she just can’t do it

Don’t fight alone just let Jesus in

Leave the cocoon and break thru the skin

 

Until you’re flying high

No longer a trapped butterfly

You can rise above it all

Breaking thru the wall

 

Verse 2

A very gentle touch

Truly means so much

Abandoning the gloom

Coming out of her cocoon

 

Beautiful blue eyes glow

As her wings they grow

Breaking free she sings

As she spreads her wings

 

Pre-Chorus 2

A few years later she’s flying now

With Jesus’ help she feels safe somehow

The pain and sorrow are fading out

She understands more what life’s about

 

Bridge

There’s so much to see

Now that she has been set free

All her thoughts have been replaced

And peace is found in their place

She made it thru the pain

And found sunshine after the rain

 

Chorus

She works real hard to free her spirit

But all alone she just can’t do it

Don’t fight alone just let Jesus in

Leave the cocoon break thru the skin

 

Until you’re flying high

No longer a trapped butterfly

You can rise above it all

Breaking thru the wall

 

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Just Another Imperfect Mom

Why am I qualified to talk to you about being a Mother?

Truthfully, I’m probably not. I still have no idea what I’m doing.

 

Why should you listen to me?

Well, “because I said so”

 

Ok, in all seriousness, I have been mothering my own children for 13 years….I am the mother of:

  • a 13 year old girl Savannah
  • an 11 year old girl Jadyn
  • an 8 year old boy Caleb

and I have an angel in heaven whom I was blessed to mother only in the womb (Alexis would be 12 years old)

 

And….. every once in a while, I even Mother my husband (but he doesn’t prefer that) and I’m not so good at it either.

 

So, I wrote a poem that shows just how close I am to being a Proverbs 31 wife and mother. I hope you get a good laugh as I highlight the chaos that I call “Motherhood”.

 

Just Another Imperfect Mom

 (by: Christine Bischof)

 

 

I cook for my kids, oh that’s for sure

However the food isn’t always real pure

I don’t tend a garden or pick fruit from a tree

Some food comes out of containers you see

 

 

I clean up the house but it’s never spotless

I try to pick up as they add to the mess

Some weeks nothing else seems to get done

Except meal preparation, and cleanup is real fun

 

 

I comfort and consult broken little hearts

This is often the most amazingly tender part

Then other days I’m just a plain-old grump

And just want to lay around like a rotten old stump

 

 

I care for their boo-boos and sick little bods

But my hands as I care for them are truly God’s

I sit by their side when they’ve been hurt by a friend

But they often still feel like their hearts will not mend

 

 

I discipline and teach when it’s lesson time

And the consequences cannot be mine

This role is really an unappreciated one

But I know it’ll be worth it when all is said and done

 

 

I work a full-time job outside of the home

And when time allows, I might write a silly poem

But every bit of time spent away from my three

Often makes me feel guilty for time spent on me

 

 

In summary I can tell you one thing for sure

Motherhood is a role that takes you to the floor

It’s on your knees where the battles are fought

And believe me, the number of battles is a LOT

 

 

Being a Mom can be a thankless role

But what other job has such a lofty goal

To raise little beings who will go on to display

Great character and integrity each and every day

 

 

This thing that we do may tire us out

But being content is not what it’s about

We strive to be excellent in each step we take

Knowing they are watching each move that we make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loren Hamar (to the tune of Old Rugged Cross)

I adjusted the lyrics of “The Old Rugged Cross” in memory of a dear Pastor friend who passed away in his sleep on Monday at a young age of 65.

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suffering and shame;

Loren loved that old cross, where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.

 

So he cherished, the old rugged cross,

Till his trophies at last he laid down;

He always clung, to the old rugged cross,

And exchanged it Monday for a crown.

 

To the old rugged cross, he forever was true,

With his beau-ti-ful wife, a perfect pair

Lor-en was called, this day, to his home far away,

Where God’s glory forever he’ll share.

 

Let’s cherish, the musical-memories of Lor—en

A great Pas-tor, what more can you say

He taught us, and loved at all times

And shared Jesus, with people every day

 

Now we cling to the old rugged cross,

We’ll exchange it some day for our crown.

 

We’ll see Loren again that sweet day

He’ll be laughing and joking around

 

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Alexis Song

I wrote this song to the tune of Come to Jesus by Chris Rice after our baby girl was stillborn in 2004

SONG WE WROTE ABOUT ALEXIS:

Alexis Song
to the music of “Come to Jesus the untitled hymn” by Chris Rice

The wonder of a child
In her mother’s womb
As parents we were overcome with joy
We gave thanks to Jesus
We gave thanks to Jesus
We gave thanks to Jesus for life

Wednesday there was no movement
From our little child
Thursday the baby’s heart refused to beat
We prayed to Jesus
We prayed to Jesus
We prayed to Jesus she’d live

The weekend was a journey
With God the leading one
He gave us peace and renewed our faith in Him
We drew close to Jesus
We drew close to Jesus
We drew close to Jesus and praised

Late on Monday evening
We delivered our silent child
She rests in peace and God is by her side
She went to Jesus
She went to Jesus
She went to Jesus our Lord

Sad and hurting parents
We lost our little child
But we don’t fret for God is on our side
We turn to Jesus
We turn to Jesus
We turn to Jesus for peace

With her final heartbeat
She kissed the world goodbye
She went in peace and brought our faith to life
We cling to Jesus
We cling to Jesus
We cling to Jesus for strength

She’s now with Jesus
She’s now with Jesus
She’s now with Jesus, our child

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Twas a year for the Bischof, 2015

‘Twas a year for the Bischofs

December 2015

‘Twas a typical day for the Bischof family

The kids went to school for a full day of learning

Mom was at work, the project was churning

Daddy stayed home, taught guitar in the morning

The day was a jumble with plenty to do

Each one of us taught or learned something new

Thank God for the day, as the evening draws near

There’s still lots to do before tomorrow, I fear
Homework, gymnastics, reading and math

Dinner and dishes and lunches to pack

Get ready for bed, get your stuff put away

It’s bedtime for you, it’s the end of the day

 

Each one of us has things we like to do

Some things we enjoy with others too

Daddy loves playing guitar music still

Mommy likes reading and roaming Goodwill

 

Our little guy Caleb (8) is lively and quick

He loves to play games and is sharp as a stick

More board games than Target, he plays them all day

And he laughs and jokes and asks you to play

“Come on Mommy and Daddy and Savannah and Jadyn”

He’ll hug your neck or cuddle at night

He’s a blessing to live with, a shining bright light

 

Jadyn (10) is artistic, her art work is rad

But her very favorite thing is still the iPad

While designing a wild world in Mine Craft

She fits in a writing assignment rough draft

 

Her homework assignments, after all the fuss

Show evidence of what great work she does

With such a kind heart, her love always grows

Her compassion for animals, daily she shows

 

And then with a cartwheel, Savannah (13) shows up

She’s happiest when holding a coffee cup

She flips and arches and walks on the beam

When she trips or falls you’ll surely hear her scream

 

She’s dressed all in cozies from her head to her feet

She plays her sweet flute to the rhythm and beat

With a big messy room just like all other teens

Mommy must harass her to ensure that she cleans

 

Jadyn’s eyes-how they twinkle! Her laughter so merry!

Savannah’s cheeks are like roses, her posture like a fairy!

Caleb’s little mouth is drawn up like a bow,

With a head full of hair that continues to grow.

 

Daddy holds the guitar tight in his grip

With the strap wrapped around so it doesn’t slip

He plays us sweet music with his God-given gift

Every note that he plays reaches your spirit so swift

 

Daddy looked over at jolly old Mom

And he laughed when he saw her because she’s the Bomb

A full set of eyes in the back of her head

The children had learned, so her mind they had read

 

She spoke not a word, the silent treatment at work

And filled the air with silence, and then turned with a jerk.

And pointing her finger out in front of her nose,

The kids quickly turned, up the stairs they rose!

 

With Jesus’ great love as we begin 2016

Many wishes from the Bischofs with a ton of great cheer

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good year!”

 

Love, Tim, Christine, Savannah, Jadyn & Caleb Bischof

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Carolyn Harris poem

A life filled with laughter

Has transitioned to the great hereafter

Carolyn made a living caring for others

And even sometimes ruffled a few feathers

 

She had a heart for her fury friend

Her love for Jack would never end

But Gil was her one true love

Her very best friend who was sent from above

 

God was the master of her life

During her role as daughter, sister, aunt and wife

She enjoyed having fun with others around

Playing board games with a large crowd

 

Her boisterous voice was all her own

You could recognize it anywhere, even on the phone

The world is a bit less happy without her

But she’s dancing with Jesus, we know this for sure

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The 12 Months of 2014 (Bischof Family)

The 12 Months of 2014
Written By Christine Bischof

NOTE:  Sing this to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas

In January 2014 the Bischof family learned
Mama is going crazy

In February 2014 the Bischof family learned
Homework is no fun

In March 2014 the Bischof family learned
Kiddos are so smart

In April 2014 the Bischof family learned
Pets are so much work

In May 2014 the Bischof family learned
God is A-l-w-a-y-s F-a-i-t-h-f-u-l

In June 2014 the Bischof family learned
iPad causes battles

In July 2014 the Bischof family learned
Village raises childeren

In August 2014 the Bischof family learned
Daddy teaches music

In September 2014 the Bischof family learned
Life will have trials

In October 2014 the Bischof family learned
Giving is so fun

In November 2014 the Bischof family learned
We have been so blessed

In December 2014 the Bischof family learned
We love friends and family

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