A Reflection of My Mother – Mother’s Day Contest Entry
From birth, I was loved, unconditionally.
My mother held me in her arms,
keeping me safe from an unknown world.
As a child, my desire for and pursuit of
independence challenged her, but
ultimately she learned to let go and trust.
She prayed over me before I was born.
While I was growing, she trusted my
future to God – my life in his hands.
Faithful in prayer, she never stopped
lifting me up, whispering her hopes and dreams,
letting them go as I pursued the path
of my own choosing.
Even into my own journey of motherhood,
my mother has been there for me.
Supporting, encouraging, inspiring,
Continuing to plant in me a firm foundation
for my journey through life.
I see things differently now, through the
lens of motherhood. My mother’s actions
no longer seem so strange and unexplainable.
I can appreciate her patience, her selflessness.
Always overextending herself to make sure
her family is taken care of, nourished, loved.
I see in myself a reflection of her — different, but
echoes of the same. I am my own person,
redefined by motherhood – but defined, in part,
by the love of the mother who raised me.
she always gave freely…and she still does today.
About Betsy: I’m a photographer, artist, and mother. I love all things creative, and I’m always interested in learning something new. I like knowing, at the end of the day, that I’ve made a difference in someone’s life.
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Posted on May 2, 2014, in Mother's Day, Writing Contest and tagged childhood, children, Mother's Day Writing Contest, motherhood, ode to a mother, parenting, poem for a mother, poetry, positive parenting, writing contest, writing contest entry. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.