mothers day

Far Off


A mother’s day tests, the mom who has lost.

Her heart strains and breaks, with loved ones far off.

Her strength almost gone and tears on her face,

she thinks precious are those,

who God gives and takes,

and cries blessed are those for God won’t forsake.

With the love from the Lord, mom’s strength is renewed.

He promised her life, which death cannot steal.

Her loved ones are safe; in His arms they’re not gone.

She misses them deeply,

but one day she knows,

together they’ll be,

forever at home.

Robert J.

A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman,” she told him.

“I don’t understand,” he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will.”

Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”

“All women cry for no reason,” was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he knelt in prayer, “God, why do women cry so easily?”

God said, “When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her strong enough to carry the weight of her world,

yet gentle enough to comfort and care.

I gave her inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that often comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when others gives up, and take care of her family in sickness and health.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.”

“You see my son,” said God, “the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman is what flows out of her heart, and through her eyes, we see the place where love resides.”

Author unknown

Robert J.