Sunday, July 24, 2011

What Makes a Mother?

My beautiful friend Hillary gave me this poem on Mother's day. After a rough weekend, I found it again and was able to feel a little peace that I so desperately needed.
What Makes a Mother?
By Jennifer Wasik
I thought of you and closed my eyes; and prayed to God today.
I asked, "What makes a Mother?" and I know I heard him say...
A Mother has a baby, this we know is true.
But God can you be a Mother, when your baby's not with you?
"Yes you can!" He replied with confidence in his voice.
"I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice. Some I send for a lifetime; and others for a day - And some I send to feel your womb, but there's no need to stay."
"I just don't understand this God, I want my baby here"
He took a breath and cleared his throat; and then I saw a tear. I wish I could show you, what your child is doing today. If you could see you child smile with other kids and say, "We go to earth to learn our lessons of Love and Life and Fear. My Mommy loved me oh so much, I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a mom, who had so much love for me.
I learned my lesson very quickly, my mommy set me free.
I miss my mommy, oh so much but I visit her each day...
when she goes to sleep, on her pillow's where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek; and whisper in her ear,
"Mommy don't be sad today, I'm your baby and I'm here."
So you see my sweet dear one, your child is okay.
Your baby is here in my home; and this is where he'll stay.
He will wait for you with me, until your lesson is through.
And on the day that you come home; he'll be at the gates for you.
So now you what makes a mother, it's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of; right from the very start.


FeliciaK said...

Thank you.

Kalli said...

That is beautiful.

The Railsback's said...

That was perfectly put, I can't stop crying! I love you so much!!!!

Lacey said...

I love that poem!! Your a mom when you feel what it feels like to love another person the way you love your kid. Its an amazing and scary feeling to care for someone that way! I cant wait to see you guys!!

BECKY said...

I saw your comment on Shana's blog and had to come read your story. I don't know what to say except that I am thankful you would share your story and that I cried through the entire thing wanting to give you the hugest hug. You will be in my thoughts and prayers often.

Brandon and Amanda Brady said...

Love that poem!! So true! You are a beautiful little mommy!!

Kristina Curtis said...

what a beautiful poem.

The Millers said...

Chana I read this late last night and after I finished I had to go and get Brielle out of her crib to hold her and cry for you for a minute.

You really are an incredible person and through your example I am realizing I need to be more grateful for my blessings. Thank you for being willing to share so much.

I think of you often and hope you are doing well.

ps...I want to get together. asap.

Craig and Sara said...

I love you girl! I feel so lucky to have met your perfect little Freddie. He is an amazing little spirit.

Anonymous said...

thank you for the beautiful poem. And for you and fred being such strong examples.

Julie said...

Holy moly Chana, I don't even know what to say. I love you for sharing this with us and know that you have an amazing spirit that was built to handle such an experience! I have been MIA from blog land since before you even said you were expecting(I was waiting for that announcement because I always knew you would be a cute mommy just from how much spunk you have). I just went through so many of your posts and just think you are amazing and blessed too! Your angel is PERFECT! Literally perfect. You are wonderful parents!