Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What Is A Mother?...A Mother's Day Poem

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In honor of Mother's Day which is this Sunday, I thought I would post a little poem in honor of mothers.

My Mother has been in heaven since 1986. We were always close, and I loved her very much. I don't have any pictures of her in this computer, so I can't share one today.

This picture is one of my mother-in-law Edith and I, a few years ago just after I fell on the ice in her driveway and broke my elbow and also dislocated it. She felt so bad for me when that happened. Our relationship was especially sweet in the last five years before she died. I thank God for that,..and for the many things she taught me, and for the joy she brought into my life.

What is a mother… if not a true gem?, she brightens our lives and caters to our whims

A mother listens to all of our fears, helps us face them, and then dries our tears

A mother picks us up when we stumble, but she says, “try again, it keeps us humble”

A mother teaches us at every turn, and tells us we have lots to learn

A mother comforts us when we’re sad, and she also forgives us when we’re bad

What is a mother… if not our best friend?, who tells us the truth till the very end

A mother teaches us everyday, and cheers us on at work or play

A mother provides for our every need, clean clothes, warm home, our mouth she feeds

A mother puts our needs above her own, and this is true until we’re grown

A mother leads us to the Lord, and tells us stories from His Word

What is a mother… if not God’s gift?, she always gives our heart a lift

A mother’s love is always there, and yes, it follows us everywhere

A mother never withdraws her love, and that is true of God above

A mother is always kind and dear, her love grows stronger every year

A mother deserves our respect and affection, as we follow her advice and direction

What is a mother?…someone loving and true, everyone’s had one, even me and you

My mother was precious, I loved her so, but Jesus called her to heaven many years ago

If you still have your mother, honor her today, and make her feel loved on her special day

Share a fond memory, write her a poem, frame a small photo from when you were home

Just tell her thank you, for all she has done, remember your mother, you only have one!

By Linda Hogeland May 2009


Verna said...

Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day.

Aspiemom said...

I enjoyed that. I knew you'd had a close relationship with your mom, even w/o your saying it. How else could you be so close with your daughter and grandkids?

I don't know if I'll get to participate today or not...I'll try when the computer is free (my son will be getting on it soon).

Sally-Ann said...

I loved the poem. Thanks for sharing your memories and talent with us!!

Kristin said...

Beautiful poem, Linda, and so very true. I treasured my Mom so much when she was here. We were very best friends. Praise God that we can both look forward to seeing them again in Heaven!

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! You deserve only the best!!

Love you!

"Lolli" said...

You are an amazing poet! Thank-you for sharing that glorious poem about Mothers, who truly are gems! I LOVE YOU! You make my heart happy when I read your posts and the comments you make on my posts. Thank-you for your transparency, your Christian witness, your encouraging words to people like me, whom you have never met, and for sharing your beautiful daughter with the world. You are blessed; you are a BLESSING; and you be blessed today!


Lolli (aka Lisa)

Nutty Mom said...

oh what a beautiful poem!

Sarah Robbins said...

Linda I loved your poem. It made me want to cry and call my own mom. You are so sweet. . .

Sarah Robbins said...

You could also link it to my Monday post and enter my contest for Mother's Day if you like!

Jennifer said...

Such a good poem - yes, a mother is truly God's gift! I was somewhat walking down memory lane today on my post as I looked back on our recent fundraiser...and thought about Tyler. Now, I've always thought about my mother. We really did not get to grieve her since Tyler was diagnosed the day after returning from her oh my, how I miss her!

I think I'll print off this poem. Thanks

Jenilee said...

thanks for sharing such a special poem!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just found your blog and enjoyed reading it.

I hope you will stop by and visit me.
The May give away has started....
and next week I will be blogging from Disney World.

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Beautiful and thanks for sharing. :)

Holly said...

Yes, we only have one and we need to treasure the mom we have been given.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful poem...brought me to tears. I miss my mama so...

Lynnette Kraft said...

My momma is the BEST! I was just telling somebody today about the time you'd spend in my bedroom letting me perform for you. What fun memories and what a wonderful momma you are.

I love the picture of you wiht Grandma Edith. I know you miss her a lot - a lot a lot (taken from Parent Trap (which reminds me of Anna and Cecily)).

Love you.
Sweet poem.

Anonymous said...

Good to meet you Linda, another awesome lady of the Lord! Thank yo so much for your post. I appreciate the time you took to read and note. I enjoyed your Mother's Day poem and also the posting comments. Blessings from the LORD come in many shapes, colors and avenues...he has blessed me your sharing of His Blessing in your life. God Bless

Julie said...

Beautiful poem. I am fortunate to live only a few minutes away from my mom...she's my best friend.

Kristin said...

Hi Linda! I was just going to answer some of your questions on my last post. :)

Morgan has just 1 brother and he's the one who just had baby Zoey, so now we have 4 grandkids, all girls, in the family. They are going to have so much fun growing up together!! I'm glad you got to go golfing with John, even if you did just drive the cart. Ha!

I was really surprised that Kris didn't get voted off. I like him, I just didn't think the girl would get voted off so I expected it to be him or Danny. I like Danny too, but I haven't been liking his song choices. I really hope he will become a Christian artist once this is over with. I would love that! I'm like you, Adam's range is incredible, but I don't like that screaming kind of sound. I actually don't think he's a rocker....I think he just likes to dress up and pretend to be one. I think he will win though.

Well, have a wonderful day and Mother's Day!!!

Love ya,