Story : Paid In Full

Mom and Son laughing

My little boy came into the kitchen this evening while I was fixing supper. And he handed me a piece of paper he’d been writing on. So, after wiping my hands on my apron, I read it, and this is what it said:

For mowing the grass, $5.
For making my own bed this week, $1.
For going to the store $.50.
For playing with baby brother while you went shopping, $.25.
For taking out the trash, $1.
For getting a good report card, $5.
And for raking the yard, $2.

Well, I looked at him standing there expectantly, and a thousand memories flashed through my mind. So, I picked up the paper, and turning it over, this is what I wrote:

For the nine months I carried you, growing inside me, No Charge.
For the nights I sat up with you, doctored you prayed for you, No charge.
For the time and the tears, and the cost through the years, No Charge.
For the nights filled with dread, and the worries ahead, No Charge.
For advice and the knowledge, and the cost of your college, No Charge.
For the toys, food and clothes, and for wiping your nose, No Charge.
Son, when you add it all up, the full cost of my love is No Charge.

Well, when he finished reading, he had great big tears in his eyes. And he looked up at me and he said, “Mama, I sure do love you.” Then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote,

2 thoughts on “Story : Paid In Full”

  1. I am asking permission to use your picture of the child laughing while in his mothers arms for my website that I am creating.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  2. Hi!
    To the publishers of the song! ‘for the nine months i carried you growing in side me’ I was greatly ministered to by this song, its just simply the best sing and I would rather be poor but be in possesion of this song. If access to this song is so diffuculty then it will not touch lives it was intended to touch. i have sung this sing during my preaching and people and lives have been blessed. please help me knoe just how I can getva copy of this song or download I am reminded of such greatblove mums have fir their chikdren and the great work the Lord Jesus Christ did in our lives.

    Waiting for your respose.


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