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For all you moms who feel like life is passing you by… you wake up one morning and say “Gosh… am I __ (fill in the year) already? What have I got to show for my life?” … the following poem is for you. I lost my mom earlier this year, I wish so much that I could tell her one more time how much I love her… how much I appreciated all she did for me, taught me, blessed me with. But I have to trust that somehow she knows already. This is the first Mother’s Day without her… I miss her so much. I too am a mom… and I would not trade this wonderful, humbling, joyous task for anything. Not for all the money in the world, not for all the wisdom in the universe. My child is a gift that God has entrusted to me… a little soul… a precious life… that somehow, God felt, I was capable of caring for, nurturing, growing, and loving. I do not take that position lightly. It is my service to her, and my heavenly Father… it is my mission. And… I am grateful for it. For her. My little 9 year old girl that turned my world upside down and topsy turvy in the most wonderful and happy ways. :) Her smile lights up my soul like the sun itself.
For those of you who are moms… for those of you that are blessed and fortunate enough to still have your moms with you… don’t waste a moment. Hug your kids… tell them how much they brighten your day, your life. They need to hear that.
Tell your mom how much she has given you… thank her for all the times she didn’t let you do what you wanted. ;) Even if you had, or have, a rocky relationship with her… you’re alive, and she is the reason for that. Thank her, and even if you have to be the first to initiate it… make amends. Live each day to the fullest and happiest that you can.
I did not write the following poem. It is written by Roy Lessin, a very gifted and talented, Godly writer. I hope that it blesses you, and please share it with the ladies in your life this Mother’s Day…and every day.
God bless… have a wonderful Mother’s day. Love, Amy
She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and
mother.She wondered if the time and energy she invested
in her husband and children would make a difference.
At times, she got discouraged because so much of what she did
seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.
“Is it worth it?” she often wondered.
“Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?”
the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.
“You are a wife and mother because
that is what I have called you to be.
Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.
But I notice.
Most of what you give is done without remuneration.
But I am your reward.
Your husband cannot be the man
I have called him to be without your support.
Your influence upon him is greater than you think
and more powerful than you will ever know.
I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.
Your children are precious to Me.
Even more precious than they are to you.I have entrusted them to your care to raise them for Me.
What you invest in them is an offering to Me.
You may never be in the public spotlight.
But your obedience shines as a bright light before Me.
Remember you are My servant.
Do all to please Me.”