Ladybug Rescue Poem Background...
My sister Mayverine and I in the alfalfa field.
Looking through a family album this afternoon I found this poem, Ladybug Rescue, which my husband Gary had written in 2003.
This is how this poem came to be.
It was the year 2000 and my mother, Deaun came to live with us in California. She was unable to live by herself, so we were glad to open our home. While she was with us, we had several family get togethers and as we were reminiscing one day, she recalled the time that the ladybugs saved the family farm! She remembered it to be the year 1965 and my younger brother Blaine, 10 years old at the time, affirms the joy that this true story brought to their home.
I grew up in Southern Idaho on a small family farm. Days were filled with milking cows each morning and evening, irrigating and harvesting alfalfa, spuds, wheat and barley and helping Mama with the garden chores. I have fond memories of sitting with my sisters on the lawn, under the big shade tree where we snapped beans, podded peas and talked about our "latest boyfriends!"
This reflection, a poem entitled Ladybug Rescue, confirms to me that God cares about all of His creation...as individuals, families, communities...we are all His children. Let this true story-poem bring hope to you as you journey through life, reaffirming that God loves and cares for you and your family.
Every promise in God's word is mine, every chapter every verse every line,
I am leaning on His Love divine...
“I (the Lord God) will prevent pests from devouring your crops.”
Malachi 3:11 – NIV
- Introduction written by Beverley Leisy-Hartman