Happy Mother’s Day, Mama!

This is my mother’s day from my beloved daughter, Cristie.  How blessed I am!
A few jumbled thoughts for my sweet mom. I love you!
To the little girl filled high with longing,
Always dreaming of a savior coming.
Someone who would complete her, love her and need her
A fairy tale love that would change her, empower her, free her.
To the young woman newly married,
Longing for a child to carry,
Hoping, praying she does okay,
Scared unsure, awaits the day,
When she will be loved and needed evermore,
Wanted, accepted, cherished, adored.
News comes as such a welcomed, blissful surprise,
That a little one is being knit together inside.
Days pass by, her figure changes.
She marvels at each turn of life’s pages.
A baby boy, so perfect, so lovely, so pure,
Now sleeps in her arms, content and she’s sure
She’ll love him, fight for him, protect him and more.
He is hers for always, this sweet baby boy.
He is her greatest accomplishment, her greatest joy.
To the young mother so enthralled with her babe,
Captivated by all he is, this wonder God gave,
That she begins to long for another small being to love
Who might grow to cherish her as her growing babe does.
To the young mother who bursts into tears
Each time someone mentions “her” and “she,” a girl so dear,
Surely you’ve been given your heart’s deepest yearnings and desires,
Straight from God whose love for you blazes hotter than a thousand wild fires.
Your children grow, your husband by your side ages.
How hard and how tiring have been life’s many stages.
To the mother whose children have long since left her nest
That she built for them and always poured out her best,
You must know and know well, precious, most beautiful one,
You are loved to the depths, you are needed, your work is far from done!
Your children bore children, both daughters and sons,
Who love you dearly, a reflection of that mother so young.
That mother who toiled tirelessly at sewing many seeds so real,
Now has far more than just two in her field.
She is building a legacy without even knowing,
She is fierce. She is strong. Her faith keeps us ALL going.
Ten pairs of youthful eyes in addition to her own two,
Learn from her, listen to her, watch her – they do!
The miles that separate can’t stop them from knowing
The depths of her love; the seeds keep growing!
Keep pressing forward into all that you are,
Strengthened by each trial, each tear, each scar.
To the little girl longing for love inside,
To the unsure of herself, yet most beautiful bride,
To the young mother holding tightly to her little ones,
To the seasoned mom, by a certain teen often shunned,
To the mother turned grand one child after another,
To the loving Nana to many children tethered,
Lift up your head and your heart! Steady your gaze
On the One who has been by you both the best and worst of your days.
See how vastly you’re loved, how immensely, unshakably, undeniably, unmistakably dear
To your Creator, your Father, your Healer, your Savior, your Refuge and Keeper of every tear.
Our hearts He has sewn so tightly together.
My “Mama” you’ll be forever and ever.
You’re the one who helped me crawl, broke my falls, taught me to walk, taught me to stand.
And when life got hard, you helped me walk, taught me to crawl, taught me to fall and reach for His hand.
When life seemed to swallow me whole, the outside world never seeing, never knowing,
It was YOU who prayed me through, lifted me and showed me where I should be going.
A reservoir of wisdom and love you’ve always been,
My strongest supporter and forever my truest friend.
This day and always, I just want you to know
I see you, I hear you, I pray for you and I think of you wherever I go.
I could never put into words all that you are and all that you mean to me,
I could go on forever, but these words could never be good enough – they wouldn’t do justly.
So please just know how truly amazing you are!
Please know you’re missed (Oh, how you’re missed!) from afar.
Know you brought me into this world and gave me life.
When I’ve been drowning in all my misery, pain and strife,
It has always been you who has brought me back,
You who has always “gotten” me and never let me fall through the cracks.
I could never thank you enough for decades spent
Loving me, guiding me, holding me, letting me vent.
For all that you’ve done and for all that you are,
I’m so glad you’re my mom and I love you more than the sky does hold the stars…
Always,
Cristie
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