Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)
TITLE: Blessed To Be a Mother
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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I’d have a little one,
That’s when the joy of motherhood
In my heart was begun.
I loved my baby, yet unborn,
And felt a tender thread,
Though I was really unprepared
For all that lay ahead.
It’s true that in the birthing hours
There was some pain, and yet,
As God had promised in His Word,
‘Twas pain that I’d forget.
I had not dreamed of sleepless nights,
Of all a babe would need,
But still, in filling my new role,
I prayed that I'd succeed.
With bottles, diapers, baby food,
I thought that I was through,
When God sent me another child,
Now son and daughter, too.
My children made a lot of noise,
And messes, that’s for sure.
They’d fall and bring their skinned-up knees
For Mommy’s kiss to cure.
I loved to hold them on my lap,
To read to them each day
And sing to them of Jesus’ love
And teach them how to pray.
I did not have their care alone.
My husband, by my side,
Was leader of our family,
Protector, and our guide.
Their days of childhood quickly passed,
With school and games and fun.
I watched them grow up straight and strong,
Was proud of things they’d done.
It seemed no time at all until
The day they’d graduate.
Before I knew it, each had found
A God-intended mate.
Then they had young ones of their own;
What joy this brought to me.
The cycle was continued now
As God planned it should be.
As Mother I’ve been blessed to share
All through their lives a part,
But I confess they’ll always be
Still children in my heart.
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