Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mothers Day to my Blogging Friends

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Happy Mothers Day to all my dear blogging friends!!! This week in my E-mail I received this lovely poems from both Sandy and Mary!! I had been looking for this poem for a long time and was so happy to find it again!!

I am going to share it with you.

A Mothers Journey

Author Unknown

The young mother set her foot on the path of life. 'Is This the long way?' she asked. And the guide said: 'Yes, and the way is hard.And you will be old before you reach the end of it... But The end will be better than the beginning.' *

But the young mother was happy, and she would not Believe that anything could be better than these years. So she Played with her children, and gathered flowers for Them along the way, and bathed them in the clear streams; and The sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried,'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.' *

Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was Dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother Drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children

said,'Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.'

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and The children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary.But at all times she said to the children,' A little patience and we are there.'So the children climbed, and when they reached the top They said, 'Mother, we would not have done it without you.' *

And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up At the stars and said, 'This is a better day than the last, for my Children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness. Yesterday I gave them courage.Today, I 've given them strength.'*

And the next day came strange clouds which darkened The earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped And stumbled, and the mother said: 'Look up. Lift your eyes to the light.'

And the children looked and saw above the clouds An everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the Darkness. And that night the Mother said,'This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God.'*

And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and The years, and the mother grew old and she was little and bent.But her children were tall and strong, and walked with Courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her,For she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill,And beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And Mother said, 'I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end Is better than the beginning, for my children can Walk alone, and their children after them.'**

And the children said, 'You will always walk with us,Mother, even when you have gone through the gates.'And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates Closed after her. And they said: 'We cannot see her But she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She Is a living presence.......'*

Your Mother is always with you... She's the whisper Of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach In your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand On your brow when you're not well. Your Mother lives Inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love And your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can Separate you.

Not time, not space... Not even death!*

My sweet Mother went home to be with the Lord in July of 1992. She was 88 years old! My kids called her Grandma Cookie! She was loved by every body!!


Flip Flop Floozie said...

I am glad that you needed that poem. I thought it was so nice!!
Hope you have a great weekend and an even better Mother's day.

Blessings, Sandy

Mary said...


I'm glad that you enjoyed the poem. Mother's are special and no one can ever replace them. I'm sure that you have many wonderful memories of your mother.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Sandi said...

thanks for sharing that poem I really liked it

Denise said...

Bless you my dear friend, praying for you to have a wonderful mothers day. I love you.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful story, dear Grams. Have a happy Mother's Day!

Love and Blessings,


Denise said...

Oh...... that was beautiful.. I am going to keep that...... Happy Mothers day to you Grams....... I pray that you have a blessed day..... I still have my little Mom with me....... We will have a yard party with hamburgers and tater salad......... She is a blessing and I thank the Lord each day that I still get to see her face...............

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Grams,
"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY" to you. I enjoyed the story you shared. There is nothing like a Mother's love. I know you miss your Mother, but you know she is in a much better place and that doesn't keep you from missing her. She sounded like a wonderful Mother and I'm so glad you had her with you for that long. I know she is missed by everyone. I am going to my Sister's after Church. She is grilling out for me and our Mom today. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful poem! Happy Mother's Day!

Hope you are all well and safe from the storms which hit.


Love Bears All Things said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Mama Bear

PEA said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too dear Carolyn:-) I do hope you've had a simply wonderful day so far. That story is so beautiful and so true, thank you so much for sharing it with us. xoxo

Glo said...

Happy Mother's Day from Kentucky Glo

Mel's Mom said...

Stopping in to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Melanie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh Grams this is beautiful!

My mother left us in 1990. But like you with your mother, mine will always be in my heart.

I hope your mother's day was super. And I'm finally back online so I can catch up. I truly want to leave these words of thanks to you for wishing the two of us a happy anniversary. That meant a lot to me.

Hope your week will be a super one. Hugs to you Carolyn.

Deborah said...

Blessings to you!

Picket said...

Good Morning friend....My name is Dot..most people call me Picket...I saw your name on BJ's Sweet Nothings blog and realized I had never visited you...ohh I am so glad I did..I loved that own precious mama is 72 and daddy is 74 and I am so blessed to still have them with me..I love all your little side pics and your sweet header..they are so me! lol lol I hope you have a great day and please come by and visit me anytime...I would be honored!