I struggled about a Mother’s Day post. How to express what a mother is. I found this anonymous poem and wanted to share it:
What is a MotherSomeone who cares when others care less
Someone who encourages when others ridicule.
Someone who defends when others condemn.
Someone with patience when others are impatient.
Someone who appreciates when others fail to notice.
Someone who gives security in a world of insecurity.Our daughter, Julie, became pregnant at age 15. She made it very clear that adoption was not an option. Nor was abortion (thank God). It is not important to go into detail. Bottom line is that we surrounded her with love.
Someone who is accepting when others reject.
A Mother is a friend for all time, to cherish and protect, as her achievements will linger for generations.
Our parish priest was not an understanding man. That happens. Quite frankly, he tried our faith. Apparently he wasn’t very observant because he didn’t notice Julie (love you dear) was pregnant, but did notice when she walked into church with her new baby.
The next day she got a call from him. He told her that if every girl did what she did, the world would be a terrible place. He then told her he hadn’t decided whether he would baptize her baby or not. She told him we didn’t need him and hung up on him. It was a very dark day for us. Thank God for Tessa being with Julie that afternoon. When Jim and I found out what happened, we were furious and our faith was tested – it is hard to explain how tested. Then the unimaginable happened.
There was a knock at the door. It was a member of our church’s Knights of Columbus organization. He had a rose in his hand. He handed it to Julie and said,
“We want to thank you for choosing life”A beating heart deserves a chance to grow and be loved. Many beating hearts are killed before they have that chance.
So to every woman who has chosen life, no matter how hard the decision, THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!
And to every person who has chosen to take that life and nurture it and mold it and treasure it – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
All my love to all mothers.
And yes, I miss mine.