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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4 comments:

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...

Elizabeth,

Love that 1963 photo!!

Congratulations on MyHeritage.com Top 100 Recognition!

Bill ;-)

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
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!