Today I would like to give thanks for moms...especially the one God gave me.
Growing up with the best mother ever, I was amazed to learn that all mothers were not as sweet and loving as mine...
While I experience unconditional love, continuous encouragement, and unfailing support from my mother...there are those who do not...
When I cherish loving embraces and sweet kisses...some can not...
As I remember tear stained checks wiped dry by her hand and a fevered brow gently touched by a cool palm...everyone does not have such memories...
A Godly mother shares so many attributes of Christ.
And our Heavenly Father so desires us to catch even a glimpse of this amazing love...that He displays it through the heart and life of a Mother...or Grandmother...or Aunt or Sister...
a special someone, who crosses our path...not by a haphazard coincidence...but by God’s divine plan...
This someone touches our life in ways we don’t even comprehend...
So in honor of our mothers and the ones blessed with a mother’s heart...
You wrote no lofty poems
that critics counted art.
But with a nobler vision
you lived them in your heart.
You carved no shapeless marble
to some high soul design.
But with a finer sculpture
you shaped this soul of mine.
You built no great cathedrals
that centuries applaud:
but with a grace exquisite
your life cathedraled God.
- Thomas Fessenden, excerpt from Quiet Reflections: A Mother's Journal.
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