Mother’s Day gratitude

05/11/2012

frog-pink-heart-flowerMy dear mother and mother-in-law have passed on, so there are no ‘Mothers’ to lavish gratitude on this weekend. I will do what I do every Mother’s Day: I thank God for my sons. Their existence turned me into a mother, and I give thanks every day that God have them come through me. You see, neither was planned but both are a treasure. If it was up to me I would have waited to be more mature, but the Great Mystery had different plans.

I delighted in both my pregnancies. I felt honored, like I was assisting God in a miracle, doing what I could to assist while He ‘knitted together’ a miraculous new life. I cherished my ‘temple’ with ease, carefully nourishing myself with quality food, quality walks, quality prayer and quality thoughts. If only I could always take care of myself as easily as I did when I was pregnant!

I had two blessed births and now have two terrific young men that honor me with the title of Mother. This is something I wrote when my sons were 8 and 3. I am a self-taught poet who allows the words out, and apparently, my inner words rhyme! I hope you enjoy and may you have a beautiful day.

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TWO GIFTS
For some unknown reason beyond what I can see,
Two incredible souls chose to be born through me;
A young impatient woman, with everything to learn,
Feeling like I make mistakes everywhere I turn;
Yet for whatever reason, it’s my life they have blessed
And I do all that I can to give them both my best.
It’s so important to me that each and every day,
I tell my boys I love them, and we laugh and hug and play;
I soothe fears, wipe tears and noses, and I animate bedtime stories,
And I teach by example the importance of saying ‘Please’.
Sometimes on visiting weekends, when the house feels so empty,
Just how much they fill my life becomes crystal clear to me;
They turn this house into a home, and fill our home with noise,
And I’m called to come and see adventures with their toys.
I do my best to keep in mind my goal as their childhood ends,
Is that both my sons will regard myself and each other as friends.
I am so proud to be their mother! It’s like a prize that I have won.
Everyday I am so grateful for my two delightful sons!

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[Poem © Professions for Peace; image not mine, source unknown]

6 responses to Mother’s Day gratitude

  1. 

    Oh sweet Gina. What love pours out of you. I am so moved by your regard n delight in your boys. N how you so embraced motherhood though both were surprises. What an inspiration you are. Thank u for sharing the poetry of ur heart.

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      Thank you dear Lisa, this comment is so kind! I am delighted that you looked back a ways and found my poem on my Mother’s Day post. Yes my two sons are my two gifts. Thanks again for this lovely comment. Love and Light, Gina

  2. 

    Simply beautiful, Gina. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your poem.

    Russ

  3. 

    Happy belated Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere!