A picture of my mom shortly before her death at age 71.
A picture of my husband's mom, Edith with her 7 children...she was a mother to me for 32 years and we became so very close.
A picture of my sister Judy at age 14. She was 8 years older than me and she mothered me all of my life until her death two years ago. I loved her so much.
I did this post a few days ago but today in memory of my Mother I am linking it up to Wednesday's Lazy Walk ...down memory lane. You see today is the anniversary of my mother's home-going. She has been gone for 24 years...and yet I remember her everyday. She was a wonderful mother to me and I loved her very much. She had a loving..."Mother's Heart", and she taught me how to be a mother by her example.
I love you Mom...and I will see you again when I get to heaven! I will love introducing you to your Grandsons-in-law..and all of your great-grandchildren that you never met...when they join us there one day. Some of those great-grandchildren have gone on before us, and you already know them, and you are loving them for us until we can join you all there and spend eternity with Jesus together!
A Mother’s Heart
A mother’s heart is tender, and a mother’s heart is kind
Always caring for her children…as they’re always on her mind
She may find it hard to discipline when they give her… that sad look
But a mother does it anyway if she’s living by The Book
She wants to give them everything, but knows that she just can’t
No matter if they beg, or cry, or continually rant
She seems to know what’s good for them… and also what is not
She cares for them continually and loves them all a lot
She’ll sacrifice things for her kids… and that comes naturally
Her needs are gladly laid aside… so all their needs won’t be
She hears their cries during the night and swiftly goes to them
And when they’re sick she is a nurse and softly sings a hymn
Calling on her Lord above she asks Him for His care
And with a heart so full of love she lays her children there
There before the Father she places her dear child
And asks Him for His healing touch so gentle and so mild
The Lord made her a mother and gave her a loving heart
And that is so apparent from the moment her love starts
The mother’s heart starts loving…with that baby’s first heartbeat
And it grows deeper each second as they sit there at her feet
As she sees them from the window when they are hard at play
A mother’s heart keeps praying for that child throughout the day
And when that child is older…and goes out there on his own
A mother’s heart keeps praying even when that child is grown
Even when that child gets married…and has children of his own
That mother’s heart goes daily to put their needs before His throne
A mother’s heart is happy and it is full of joy
She would gladly lay her life down for that precious girl or boy
She is like the loving shepherd gathering sheep into the fold
I thank God for a mother’s heart…it’s a wonder to behold
Written by Linda Hogeland