Sunday, February 15, 2009

What Makes A Mother?

I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a mother;
And I know I heard him say:

A mother has a baby
This we know is true.
But God, can you be a mother
When your baby's not with you?

Yes, you can, He replied
With confidence in His voice.
I give many women babies;
When they leave is not their choice.

Some I send for a lifetime
And others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb;
But there's no need to stay.

I just don't understand this, God
I want my baby here!
He took a breath and cleared His throat,
And then I saw a tear.

I wish I could show you
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
With other children and say...

"We go to earth to learn our lessons
Of love and life and fear
My Mommy loved me oh so much,
I got to come straight here.

"I feel so lucky to have a Mom
Who had so much love for me;
I learned my lesson very quickly,
My Mommy set me free.

"I miss my Mommy oh so much
But visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep,
On her pillow there I lay.

"I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
And whisper in her ear;
"Mommy don't be sad today,
I'm your baby and I'm here."

So you see, my dear sweet one,
Your children are okay.
Your babies are here in My home,
And this is where they'll stay.

They'll wait for you, with Me
Until your lesson there is through,
And on the day that you come home
They'll be at the gates for you.

So now you see what makes a mother;
It's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start.

Though some on earth may not realize,
Until their time is done.
Remember all the love you have
And know that you are a SPECIAL MOM!

~Anonymous

2 comments:

mom said...

By reading you're blog i'm so sure they all know just what a wonderful mother you were. Eli was so blessed to have you as a mother and jason as a dad. know one has to tell me i seen it with my eyes. how you stood up and fit for youre sons rights' I may not have told you. but i'm very proud of you and how you stood up for Eli.

Kelly said...

Rita.......this poem is so beautiful and just perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Love,
Kelly