It Was Mom

5.11.2014

Life. 
Every life. 
Every heartbeat began with a mom
who willingly accepted a divine role; 
a thankless job; 
a sticky, 
sleepless, 
soul-stretching career.

For 9 months, 90 months, 90 years…

She taught us right from wrong, 
left from right, 
baking soda from baking powder. 

She slept little and worried much. 
She laughed, 
lathered, 
rinsed, 
and repeated. 
And repeated…

Who taught us to love God, 
to love others, 
to love ourselves?
Who prayed with us? 
Who prayed for us? 
Who read to us and taught us what the words meant? 

It was Mom.

Who was the champion, 
the cheerleader, 
the Chief Inspiring Officer? 

Who was the queen of bedtime, 
dinner time, 
holidays, 
holy days, 
early mornings, 
late nights, 
music lessons, 
life lessons, 
and everything we cling to with all our hearts?

It was – it is, 
and forever will be – 
Mom.

2 Way Righteous Comments:

Jenniflower said...

Awesome message!! Thanks for sharing!! And Happy Mother's Day to all you great mom's out there!!

Lauren said...

Someone quoted the video at church this week and I am glad that you had the text here! I was about to type it out myself while listening to the video and now I don't have to :). Thanks!

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