Happy Mother’s Day

My mother and me, 1963.

A Mother’s Love
There are times when only a mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a mother’s love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we’ve dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a mother’s faith
Can help us on life’s way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a mother’s heart and a mother’s faith
And a mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the angels
And sent from God above.
–Author Unknown

My daughter and me on our first Mother’s Day, 2007.
(Yes, I really was as tired as I looked.)

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and moms-to-be out there. It really is the hardest job you’ll ever love.

Copyright © Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a genealogy and family history researcher, writer, and consultant. She is easily bribed with coffee and chocolate chip cookies.


  1. Ah, yes, I am very familiar with that “tired mom” look. Happy belated Mother’s Day!

  2. Both the poem and the photographs are beautiful. I think all moms can relate to your “tired” look, but you still look wonderful.

  3. Thank you, Dr. Bill! And to you, too!

    Lori and Greta – I hope you both had wonderful Mother’s Days. Motherhood is certainly an adventure, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world – not even the tiredness!


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