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Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Family | 0 comments

Coat of Many Colors


I watched the “Coat of Many Colors” By Dolly Parton. A lot of feelings and thoughts came to my mind and a lot of them flooded out in tears from the depths of my heart. I’m reminded about my life growing up with 9 siblings, we didn’t have a lot of money but we were rich as we could be.
Mom and Dad had people make comments of them having too many children, I was made fun of at school, called names and sometimes I even wondered why they had to have so many kids. My mom never made me a coat of many colors but she made sure I had a coat and bundled us up when we went out so we wouldn’t get cold. I remember how embarrassed I was that mom would make us put bread sacks over our shoes with rubber bands right at our knees to keep them dry because our shoes were made more for summer than they were winter snow. Wow, the little things that I think of now that mom and dad made the best of. We didn’t have a lot of money but we were rich as we could be.
I thought today what a legacy and the seeds that my mom and dad planted on this earth. Out of the 10 children, we have pastors, preachers, and praise & worship singers, children that serve and love God. All because of the example and the raising up that our mom and dad gave us, which was love. Dad has gone on to be with the Lord 2 years now but his legacy and love lives on in his children and I wouldn’t change my childhood with anyone.
I had heard from others be ready to cry and oh how I cried several times. Not only were there tears from just watching the movie but as I watched them lose someone close to them I felt the pain and I also had understanding. I understood as I watched little Dolly as I had done crying out to God and getting mad at him, then having to ask for forgiveness later from him. At the end of this December will be 4 years since Zach passed away. I remember and understand the pain and the dark grief that was in our marriage and home because of our loss. But there is now light and we cherish the time God gave to us with him.
Yes, I enjoyed the movie. Most of all because of the one thing I seen and heard quoted in the movie and has been evident through all my life, “Love never fails.” Jeanie Waters 12-14-15

“Coat Of Many Colors”

Back through the years
I go wonderin’ once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors
Every piece was small
And I didn’t have a coat
And it was way down in the fall
Momma sewed the rags together
Sewin’ every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of
As she sewed, she told a story
From the bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said
Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldn’t wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

And oh I couldn’t understand it
For I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
My momma sewed in every stitch
And I told ’em all the story
Momma told me while she sewed
And how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

But they didn’t understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
Now I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Made just for me
Dolly Parton

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