A Mother’s Day Poem

 

In honor of Mother’s Day I am sharing this poem with you. I was given this poem on a Mother’s Day a few years back by an older lady in our church with the sweetest note attached. Since then I have shared it with others and turn back to it on days when I have felt  discouragement as a mother. Hopefully you are encouraged by it as well! 

 

 

Continue On

 

A woman once fretted over the usefulness

 

of her life. She feared she was wasting

 

her potential being a devoted wife and mother.

 

She wondered if the time and energy she invested

 

in her husband and children would make a difference.

 

 

 

At times she got discouraged because so

 

much of what she did seemed to go

 

unnoticed and unappreciated. “Is it worth it?”

 

she often wondered. “Is there something better

 

that I could be doing with my time?”

 

 

 

It was during these moments of questioning

 

that she heard the still, small voice

 

of her Heavenly Father speak to her heart:

 

“You are a wife and mother because that is

 

what I have called you to be. Much of what you do

 

is hidden from the public eye. But I notice.

 

Most of what you do is done without remuneration.

 

But I am your reward. Your husband cannot be the man

 

I have called him to be without your support. Your

 

influence upon him is greater than you think and

 

more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him

 

through your service and honor him through your love.

 

Your children are precious to Me. Even more

 

precious than they are to you. I have entrusted

 

them to your care to raise them for Me. What you

 

invest in them is an offering to Me.

 

 

 

You may never be in the public spotlight.

 

But your obedience shines as a bright light

 

before Me. Continue on. Remember

 

you are My servant. Do all to please Me.

 

Roy Lessin

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