Her love is like
an island in life's ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.
- author unknown
With mother's day approaching I thought it would be appropriate to write a quick tribute to all of you mothers out there. While I am not a mother myself, I am blessed to come from a line of wonderful women who have made wonderful mothers. In addition to my own loving mother, I grew up experiencing the mothering love of grandmothers, aunts and cousins, even teachers and employers, all who helped shape me, and all who helped "mother" me into who I am today.
All mothers are a powerful influence on their children in different ways. Some with a soft and quiet strength, some with loud and boisterous ways of filling life with so much fun. Most all have the heart of a mighty warrior, ready to go to battle for their children, through prayer, sacrifice and an unfailing love outmatched only by our heavenly father. I found a sweet poem that sums up all that a mother should be.
In growing older you realize that moms are not only for teaching life skills, washing clothes, and cooking supper. They are your place of refuge, your one true, unfailing friend. If you are lucky enough to still have your mom or grandma, make it a point to let her know how special she is! I know that there are some of you out there that may not have been blessed with a caring mother like the one described above. If the story of your life is not so happy, take heart in knowing that the legacy of women in your family can start over with you! There are many mother substitutes that would be overjoyed to pour their love and knowledge into you. We women would be nothing if not for the strong women that went before us, let's make sure they know how thankful we are for them this Mother's Day!
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