Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” - William Makepeace Thackeray

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” - Tenneva Jordan

“You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be, I had a Mother who read to me.” - Strickland Gillilan

"Motherhood is a joyful call to nurture life and a deep summons to die to oneself." - Kevin DeYoung

A poem for you from me...

Thank you Mom for all you've done
It is truly a blessing to be called your son
You have given me more than I could ever ask
Although I admit I made it a pretty easy task
But you have taught me patience and persistence
To deal with a teenager is just a for instance
I have never met someone as selfless as you
Always willing to take less to see others through
And that is the greatest lesson I know
To cultivate the harvest while continuing to sow
To give of yourself and to pour out your life
On those around you is what best showed me Christ
Thinking of what is praiseworthy, right and true
As well as what is noble, I took from you
We are conquerors and ambassadors for the One above
And you have demonstrated that in your unfailing love
So thank you Mom for all you've done
It is truly a blessing to be called your son

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” - Washington Irving

"If evolution was true, mothers would have more than two hands." - Milton Berle