I have been thinking of my mother, who was the most beautiful person on this earth, my best critic… yet my strongest supporter, I can never forget her, as she continues to live in my life, My MOTHER has been GOD'S Best GIFT. The poem by Helen Steiner Rice is very apt for what I feel about her. Read on ….
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 and her Cheerfulness
to make a dark day bright.
It takes a Mother’s Thoughtfulness
to mend the heart’s deep “hurts,”
And her Skill and her Endurance
to mend little socks and shirts.
It takes a Mother’s Kindness
to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble
and bow her head in prayer.
It takes a Mother’s Wisdom
to recognize our needs
And to give us reassurance
by her loving words and deeds.
It takes a Mother’s Endless Faith,
her Confidence and Trust
To guide us through
the pitfallsof selfishness and lust.
And that is why in all this world
there could not be another
Who could fulfill God’s purpose
as completely as a MOTHER!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Helen Steiner Rice(1900 – 1981)