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From you, Mum

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How much have I learnt –
how many ingrained truths
well-worn habits
turns of phrase
tricks of trade
lines of humour –
and wisdom
from you, Mum?

How much have I learnt –
how many ways to live
get involved
have a go
reach out
invite in –
and share
from you, Mum?

How much have I learnt –
how many truths of faith
enduring patterns
every-day prayers
reading of the Word
worshipping –
and trust
from you, Mum?

You set my path from childhood
steered me on my way.
And for this I’m thankful
on this new Mother’s Day.

© Copyright Ellen Carr 2017

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What’s a mother?

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What’s a mother?

Perhaps the one that birthed you

Or, perhaps she’s not.

Perhaps the one that held you,

Rocked you in your cot.

 

Perhaps the one that loved you,

Or, maybe she’s not.

Perhaps the one that nurtured,

Or, she just could not.

 

Perhaps a loving mother

Dried your baby tears,

Cared for you and taught you

Through your growing years.

 

Perhaps she is your hero,

The one who led your way,

Helped you meet the challenges

Of the everyday.

 

Or perhaps your memories

Are a different sort,

Of a gap inside your heart,

A woman who fell short.

 

Perhaps the one who raised you

Is not your flesh and blood,

The one who soothed your scratches,

Cleaned off dirt and mud.

 

Perhaps a different mother

Watched you change and grow,

Laughed with you and cried with you,

As she loved you so.

 

Whatever is your story,

Whatever’s in your heart,

God is always with you,

He loved you from your start.

 

No mother can be perfect,

This we know is true.

But God is like a mother hen

Watching over you.

 

He sees your joys and highlights;

He knows your hurts and pain.

He lifts you up on eagles’ wings;

He helps you fly again.

 

For mothers who have loved us,

All along our way,

For God’s care and protection,

We praise the Lord today.

 

© Copyright Ellen Carr 2015