Mother’s day is this Sunday here in Australia, so come & join me in a tea party, I do have coffee & other refreshments…if tea isn’t your forte…
Today is open to all whom have taken on the role of mothering a child at anytime in their lives…
I would like to share a poem that my eldest daughter gave me many years ago. It was a beautiful artwork she had done of hand sketched Australian native Flannel flowers bordering the poem on parchment paper & she had placed it in a frame for me on Mother’s day 1994. Its colors are too faded now to include here in a photo but the message is still precious…
What is a Mother
It takes a mother’s LOVE to make a house a home,
A place to be remembered no matter where we roam,
It takes a mother’s PATIENCE to bring a child up right,
And her COURAGE & her CHEERFULNESS to make a dark day bright…
It takes a mother’s THOUGHTFULNESS to mend the hearts deep hurts.
And her SKILL & ENDURANCE to mend little socks & shirts…
It takes a mother’s KINDNESS to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble & bow her head in prayer…
It takes a mother’s WISDOM to recognize our needs,
And to give us reassurance by her loving words & deeds…
It takes a mother’s ENDLESS FAITH, her CONFIDENCE & TRUST
To guide us through the pitfalls of selfishness & lust…
And that is why in all the world there could not be another,
Who could fulfill God’s purpose as completely as a MOTHER!
By Helena Steiner Rice
There are many who have stepped up to the plate in a child’s life & been everything mentioned above to that child, nuturing them through the hard times, the good times & the messy times!
Whether you are the biological, adoptive, step, foster, grandparent or a family kin Mama to that child…Mother’s day is for you to celebrate too!
Enjoy the memories of the good times & whether you see these little or big ones now or not. Know that you made a difference in that child’s life & rest assured God hasn’t forgotten the love, sweat & tears you poured out for them!
You’re welcome to linger awhile & enjoy more cups of inspiration, there’s plenty of food for thought to choose from! Happy Mother’s Day!
Until next time,
Jennifer is a published author, discover more in The Book Nook
© teawithjennifer.blog All rights reserved. Photo on Pexels.com