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Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Beautiful Mother Poem

MOTHER

(thanks to marriagemarkers for this award)

This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece.
Please read this at a slow pace,
digesting every word and in leisure...
Do not hurry....this is a treasure...

For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom,this is beautiful.
For those of us who aren't,this is even more beautiful.
For those who are moms,you'll love this.

The young mother set her footon the path of life.'Is this the long way?' she asked.And the guide said: 'Yes,and the way is hardAnd you will be old beforeyou reach the end of it..But the end will be betterthan the beginning.'

But the young mother was happy,and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children,and gathered flowers for them along the way,and bathed them in the clear streams;and the sun shone on them,and the young Mother cried, 'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.'

Then the night came,and the storm, and the path was dark,and the children shook with fear and cold,and the mother drew them close and covered them with her mantle,and the children said, 'Mother, we are not afraid,for you are near, and no harm can come.'

And the morning came,and there was a hill ahead,and the children climbed and grew weary,and the mother was weary.But at all times she said to the children, 'A little patience and we are there.' So the children climbed,and when they reached the top they said,'Mother, we would not have done it without you.'

And the mother, when she lay down at nightlooked up at the stars and said,'This is a better day than the last,for my children have learned fortitudein the face of hardness.Yesterday I gave them courage.Today, I've given them strength.'

And the next day came strange cloudswhich darkened the earth,clouds of war and hate and evil,and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother said: 'Look up. Lift your eyes to the light.'And the children looked and saw above the clouds an everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the darkness. And that night the Mother said, 'This is the best day of all,for I have shown my children God.'

And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years,and the mother grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And when the way was rough,they lifted her, for she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill, and beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And mother said, 'I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning,for my children can walk alone, and their children after them.' And the children said, 'You will always walk with us, Mother,even when you have gone through the gates.' And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: 'We cannot see her but she is with us still.

A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence.......
'Your Mother is always with you.... She's the whisper of the leavesas you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you followwith every step you take. She's your first love and your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you.

Not time, not space... not even death!

Beautiful Mom Award started by Posh Post.

I am tagging the beautiful mothers here: Susan, Brenda Susan, Nancy, Meggie, Mrs. H, Missy, Cari, Abe, and Paige, Armchair Housewife, and my mom (gosh... I miss her!)

10 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for this sweet award. I have read this poem before and it is very touching and very true. Have a blessed day.

Just for your information....I can barely read the print on this post with the dark color letters on the black.
Susan

Armchair Housewife said...

Well, thanks so much for your thoughtfulness, but I'm actually not a mom! I am a proud aunt, though, and I do love children. Thanks for thinking of me.

-Nicole

Cari, Abe, and Paige said...

Thank you! That poem was beautiful!

meggie said...

Thankyou for this lovely award.
I do love my children, & my grandchildren! I am proud to be a mother, & grandmother.

Marriage Markers said...

hi! thanks posting this and spreading the cheer around. :-) but oh, you forgot to acknowledge on top that it came from

http://www.marriagemarkers.blogspot.com

thanks! ;-)

Posh Post Reviews said...

following where this award has gone...:D

Flowersbythewayside said...

by the way, this is a pretty template! i like it! :D

Brenda Susan said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for the sweet award! It made me want to write to my mom who lives out of my state.
I'm checking on the names of the pastors we visit in Bacolod, so fun!

Nancy said...

Truly an honor to accept this award. My mother passed away almost 6 years ago but she is still sooo greatly missed.

Mari said...

Hi! I'm here from Nancy's blog. My Mom passed away 5 years ago and I sure miss her. I enjoyed this story. I also enjoyed your blog. I'm glad you are improving after your bout with Hep A. That's not a fun sickness!

 

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