Mothering Sunday

March 31, 2019

What is a Mother

It takes a Mother’s love
to make a house a home,
A place to be remembered,
no matter where we roam.

It takes a Mother’s patience,
to bring a child up right,
And her courage and her cheerfulness
to make a dark day bright.

It takes a Mother’s thoughtfulness
to mend the heart’s deep “hurts,”
And her skill and her endurance
to mend little socks and shirts.

It takes a Mother’s kindness
to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble
and bow her head in prayer.

It takes a Mother’s wisdom
to recognize our needs
And to give us reassurance
by her loving words and deeds.

It takes a Mother’s endless faith,
her confidence and trust
To guide us through the pitfalls
of selfishness and lust.

And that is why in all this world
there could not be another
Who could fulfill God’s purpose
as completely as a Mother!

~ Helen Steiner Rice

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