Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Mother's Legacy





Happy Mothers Day, Gail-Friends!  



I'm so blessed to be a mother.  As a child, my only goal was to be married and have children.  I married young, at eighteen, and my heart's desire was to have five children. After three years, I became pregnant but lost that little one after only three months.  I conceived again, and one long and anxious year later, I was blessed with my first daughter. After six more barren years, my second daughter was born. I prayed long and diligently to conceive and bear my children, so both are my special gifts from G-d and I treasure them dearly.


Every year on Mothers Day, I remember the day when I first held them in my arms. (This was back in the day when you went to sleep and woke up with a bathed and powdered baby.)  Melissa looked like a little angel with her blond hair standing up around her head like a shiny halo.  Amanda, looked like an angry school teacher, squinting up at me.  We found out later that she was trying hard to focus and started wearing glasses at three years old.  Those two days I count as some of the happiest of my life. 

My girls, their wonderful husbands, and my precious grandson have brought me an abundant and overflowing JOY!  Yes, there have been some challenges and tears along the way, but that's a part of life and motherhood, right?  In my heart, the good memories far outweigh the bad.

I found a lovely poem this week and wanted to share it with Y'all.  I believe it expresses the most valuable thing a mother can leave her children. 


The Legacy

She could not give her children gold,
So she gave them faith to have and hold.

She could not give them royal birth...
A name renowned throughout the earth.
But she gave them seeds and garden spot
And shade trees when the sun was hot.

She could not give a silver spoon
Or servants waiting night and noon.
She gave them love and a listening ear
And told them God was always near.

She could not give them ocean trips
Aboard majestic sailing ships.
But she gave them books and quiet time,
Adventures found in prose and rhyme.

She could not give them worldly things
But what she gave was fit for kings.
For with her faith and books and sod,
She made each child aware of God.

by Alice Leedy Mason


Proverbs 31:28.... Her children arise up,
and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praiseth her.



 
What are your happiest memories of motherhood?  I'd love to hear about them.

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Mothers Day, Gail-Friends.

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6 comments:

  1. Motherhood brings the greatest gifts and the greatest trials. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Some of my fondest memories are just the day-to-day things they would say and listening to them laugh. Happy belated Mother's Day! I found your blog on the GRAND Social.

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  2. You and so right about the gifts and trials. But every trial teaches us something. Thanks for stopping by today.
    Blessings!

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  3. I am visiting from Share Your Cup. That is a beautiful poem! I can relate to your situation. I had always planned to have 5 children too, but God had other plans for me. While I easily conceived first a daughter, then a son, I was never able to conceive again. My womb was mysteriously closed, and for many years (17!) I agonized over this, but finally, God gave peace about no more children. I cherish the 2 I do have, and I look forward to the day grandchildren come into my life. It really is a joy being a momma.

    Blessings,
    Patti @ Celebrating Our Days

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    1. Children are a blessing, and grands are DOUBLE blessing. You will love being a grandmother, Patti.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

      Blessings to you and yours

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  4. What a beautiful post! Being a mother is one of my greatest blessings as well. I have five children, 3 girls and two boys. I love them all dearly! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. How blessed you are, Jann, and thank you for your encouragement.

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