Legacy of a Godly Mother


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
unbelievable losses—
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.

10 thoughts on “Legacy of a Godly Mother

  1. I have a wonderful mother just like you. I’ve seen her go through unbelievable sufferings, cry many tears, especially about my disabled brother. She’s prayed many prayers for each one of us. She’s been discouraged so many times, and yet she somehow has always found the strength to keep up the fight. My mummy’s name is Pilar, which means pillar. And that’s what she is. A column upon which the whole of her house stands. She raised three children (I’m the youngest) and neither of us is successful in the worldy sense. But all of us have good values, a Christian mindset, and we have learnt a lot from her example. I praise the Lord for my mum and hope to be a great mum too.


    • Carina,
      What a blessing to hear about your wonderful mom and what a strong name (Pillar) given to her. I take it she is till living? Mine has been gone about 3 years now and I miss her so…but so grateful for the legacy of faith she left her children. Have a Happy Mother’s Day Carina! Thanks for stopping by.
      Heart Hugs


      • Yes, my mum is almost 70 and has some health issues, but I pray the Lord will keep her with us for many years more. Her name reminds me that we can always find strength in the Lord and with that strength we can strengthen others. A mother’s love is so powerful! Happy mother’s day to you all!


      • Carina,
        Your mom and I are the same age. I turn 70 in July…hard to believe, but so grateful for each day the Lord gives.
        Thanks for sharing Carina!


  2. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I’m thankful to still have my mother. We grow closer each day, leaving behind the struggle for dominance, and instead, focusing on making good memories with the time we have left. It will be too short.


    • So glad for the opportunity to grow closer in your relationship with your mom. Time goes so quickly and the memories we make and cherish become something beautiful to hold close to our hearts.
      Hugs dear friend!


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