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  • I Love Being A Mother


    Jean Chamblee
    • poetry

    I love being a mother so much!

    It’s the sweetest gift that I know

    A journey full of peril sometimes

    But it always makes you grow

     

    It plunges you into selflessness

    A tiny life looks to you

    It trusts in you without judgement

    Its love is pure and true

     

    Although you never feel adequate

    Or deserving of so much trust

    You know that God has made it this way

    Depending on Him - we must

     

    We surely won’t do it perfectly

    Thankfully that’s not required

    Sometimes we barely get through a day

    Because it can make you so tired

     

    But then comes the smile at the break of the day

    The shine comes out of their eyes

    It doesn’t matter how tired you are

    That sparkle becomes your great prize

     

    They grow, and grow and then turn around

    The time will slip by so fast

    You try to capture the moments

    But, oh, how quickly they pass

     

    The miracle happens one day you wake up

    And see the person they are

    Unique in the world, with gifts just their own

    To you they’re a shining star

     

    No one can reach so deep in your heart

    It’s something that you can’t let go

    Though they grow up with a life of their own

    There’s things only a mother can know

     

    That gift, the Lord can put in your heart

    Whether the child came from you or not

    It’s something that we can give away

    The power of love comes from God

     

    A richness and depth as the journey ends

    You hope you’ve done something right

    As you see a reflection that is something good

    You know you can rest for the night

     

     

    Trusting in God, they’re in His hands

    They were really His all along

    The God of the earth let us borrow them

    So that we could share His hearts song

     

    Through the joys and the sorrows, the love and the pain

    We catch a glimpse of Him

    As He watches intently each day of our lives

    We know why His Son He did send

     

    He held nothing back, and we can relate

    As we cuddle our precious child

    The God of the universe gave us a gift

    A mother’s heart, to have for a while.

     

     

    copyright  2018  Jean Chamblee Thomas



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