Time alone reveals the heart of a mother.
Seasons of her life make known
the love and care
only a mother can give.
A little pinafore dress made by loving hands
when I was three years old.
Easter dresses for five daughters,
hand-made by our Mother who went without.
Sunday dinners she worked hard to prepare
sometimes without a thank you from
her children, yet she did it with joy,
because she loved to serve our family.
Letters and notes of encouragement
when I was far from home.
Times spent on her knees praying
when something wasn’t quite right.
Daring to believe for a miracle when doctors
said, “No chance this baby can live”,
A textbook miracle for the son
who lived forty-five years.
Caring for Daddy through long years of illness,
always by his side with hope and a prayer
that everything will be all right.
A heart broken many times by
yet Mother grew in her faith and
confident belief she would see them again.
Mother touched many lives over
the years, giving hope and
encouragement to many.
Thank you Lord for the treasure
of a godly mother and
the legacy of a life well lived.