12 May 2013

Happy Mum's Day!

The measure of a good Mother...

They say the child chooses
the parent before
they are conceived

God gave me lists
of mother's names
and pictures of them too.

I looked and looked
they all looked the same
and then I saw you.

Who is this woman?
I asked the Lord
She looks quite nice to me.
You have chosen well my child.
And he spoke these words to me.

She is kind and gentle
and very wise
and she will hold you
close to her
when you cry.

Her eyes will shine
when you take your first step
and smile at your delight.

She will show her pride
when you succeed
and pick you up
when you fail.

She will work hard
to give you the best she can
and rock you to sleep with weary time worn hands.

She will shelter you
on stormy days
and dry your fears away.
She will bask with you
in sunshine on
sunny summer days.

And when you are grown
like you soon will be
She will still be there
To comfort thee.

I choose her.
I told the Lord
For none like her
I've seen before.

And the day came
when I was born.
I had chosen well
of this I'm sure.

I picked you
above the rest
and because I did
My life is blessed

(Source: Ode to Motherhood by F. Pilato)



  1. Happy Mother's day to you my friend! I hope your day has been extra special! Sweet hugs, Diane

    1. Thank you Diane and wishing you all the best this week!
      What adventures do you contemplate in the next few days?

    2. We drove to a State Park that we hadn't been to in a long time. A drive through the countryside is always a favorite day for me! Sweet hugs!

    3. There are marvelous corners here too to discover but ex-RAF hubby prefers his island...After going around the world twice courtesy of HMS, he became a homebody!

  2. That was very touching bought a tear to my eyes.

    1. Many things about Mothering Day do not fit (for me) as I was raised by my maternal grandmother but this one touched a cord with me as well Merle! Thanks for letting me know it touched someone else!


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