In Honor of Mother’s Day

Mom and I

Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mother and to all of the women who have given love and support to the children in their lives!

The photo above, taken with my mom, is one of my favorite photos from childhood. I was really thankful that I could talk to her this afternoon. (She’s living in Russia, and we’re eight hours apart!) My mom is a very loving, encouraging, generous woman, and I’m blessed to call her my mother.

I’m dedicating the following poem to her. It was written by Sophie Jewett, a nineteenth century American poet who lost her mother at the age of seven. In this poem, she describes the mother-child relationship, symbolically illustrating the love that many mothers have for their children.

 

To a Child

 

The leaves talked in the twilight, dear;

Hearken the tale they told:

How in some far-off place and year,

Before the world grew old,

 

I was a dreaming forest tree,

You were a wild, sweet bird

Who sheltered at the heart of me

Because the north wind stirred;

 

How, when the chiding gale was still,

When peace fell soft on fear,

You stayed one golden hour to fill

My dream with singing, dear.

 

To-night the self-same songs are sung

The first green forest heard;

My heart and the gray world grow young—

To shelter you, my bird.

 

2 thoughts on “In Honor of Mother’s Day

  1. That is so beautiful. Made me teary eyed! I love you so much and am so thankful for you! You are such a beautiful delight! Your life truly sings a melody to me and you are forever in my heart!

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