Sunday, May 9, 2010

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

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Greta Koehl said...

Ah, yes, I am very familiar with that "tired mom" look. Happy belated Mother's Day!

Lori said...

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

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...


Love that 1963 photo!!

Congratulations on Top 100 Recognition!

Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

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!