Posted by: Glenda Mills | May 9, 2019

My Mother’s Heart


Time alone revealed the true heart
of my mother. 

Seasons of her life reflected
the love and care she
gave our family. 
Myriads of memories
ever so
 sweet 
etched on my heart and mind. 
Easter dresses, hand made
for five daughters,
while she sacrificially
and
 unashamedly went without.
Sunday dinners,
joyfully prepared and served
with beautiful heart and hands;
all for the unabashed
love of family. 
Letters and notes
of encouragement
to a son or daughter
far from home.
Times spent in prayer down
on her knees,

knowing something
wasn’t quite right
and so she prayed. 
Daring to believe for a miracle
when doctors said,
“No chance this baby can live”.
A textbook miracle
son
 who lived forty-five years.
Caring for Daddy through
 years of illness,
faithfully by his side with hope and prayers.

A heart broken many times by unbelievable losses
grandsons, husband, son, parents, brothers and sisters…
Yet Mother lived with confident hope
she would see them again.
Mother touched many hearts over the years
giving hope, encouragement, prayers.
A testament of love and faith
for all who knew her.

Thank you God for my mother’s legacy of a life well lived.

 


Responses

  1. Sweetie, thanks so much for posting this. Your mother was a true blessing to all of us.

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  2. Glenda, what you have written about your parents and brother is so beautiful. I have read them with tears in my eyes, but not sad because there is so much love in what you wrote. Dorothy was one of my favorite cousins. She always seemed so optimistic and like her mother she had such a good sense of humor. Thanks so much for making this available
    Shirley Biggs Barranger

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    • Shirley, I guess we must be related if mother was a cousin of yours!
      Thank you for taking time to comment.

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  3. Glenda, A beautiful tribute to your Mother.
    You were blessed then, and are blessed with
    precious memories now.

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    • Thank you Joyce. Yes I am grateful for the blessing of my mother.

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  4. This is beautiful Glenda! It truly describes your mom throughout her life of selfless giving and loving, prayers and those wonderful hugs!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Love to all.
    Lynda

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