31 January 2011


Sweet mother, before I was conceived, I never knew you were the chosen angel to carry my simple life so close to your heart.

With joyful tears, let me say that while I was inside you, I learned humility, kindness, compassion, forgiveness and how to love even those who might not like me for some reason or another.

Every time you ate and drank, you fed my emptiness with the sustenance I needed to grow and form into the baby you came to love so very much.

In return, every time I moved around inside your sacred womb whispering into your heart how fortunate I was to breathe the gift of life through your blessed breath, I am sure you felt my gratitude and love.

Do you know that while you slept, there were times I stayed awake staring at your beauty and the light you placed over me for protection from the outside world?

I shall never forget the joy on that very special day when our heartbeats remained as one, even though we were separated, and you sanctified my humble life by giving me to the world.

O sweet mother, you are the reason why the world has come to know my name and why it is privileged to feel and taste my precious love.

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  1. How can it be that you seem to know so much about how a mother feels when she carries a child? You captured the heart and love of a mother beautifully.This is a poem that I will read and re read often.

    "In fact, I shall never forget the joy on that very special day, when our heartbeats remained as one, even though we were separated, and you sanctified my humble life, by giving me to the world."

    A mother who loves her child will always remember that first tender moment when she sees the child she sang to and hoped for...for the very first time.

  2. There is no stronger love than the love between a woman and her unborn child. However with this poem you are able to express how much you loved your mother from the very begining. This poem shows a sensitive side of you by paying tribute to the one who gave you life. Powerful!

  3. This poem is for all mothers! I am so touched by this poem that I intend to print out a copy and read it to my kids, when they are old enough to understand (hope you don't mind).
    You have captured exactly what a mother feels when after months of anticipation, she finally gives birth to this bundle of joy. I have tears in my eyes when I read this poem.
    You have been very kind to allow us the privilege to read your work.
    Thank you.

  4. Ah, the love of a sweet mother. Beautiful!http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2010/11/permission-granted.html

  5. Hello Judy,
    Glad you stopped by & enjoyed the poem. I hope you will return again soon.

  6. What a beautiful thank you to your mother. I hope she has read some of your poems to her, it must have meant so much. A beautiful tribute.

  7. To Sherry Blue Sky,
    Thanks for the lovely comment. Yes...my mother, being the jewel of my heart, enjoyed this poem immensely.

  8. Andy,
    A very different perspective from which to acknowledge your love for your mother.
    A great tribute.........

    Best wishes, Eileen

  9. Hello again, Eileen,
    I truly appreciate your feedback and I hope you enjoyed your visit today. My mother is a strong & courageous woman whom I celebrate as often as I can.

  10. I am honestly speechless at the beauty and tenderness of this piece. Brava!

  11. sweet mother,
    what a treat.

    Glad to see you at alphabe-Thursday.

  12. Mother!..there is no other.

  13. To Judie: Hello & welcome to my blog. My mother has been mom & dad to me ever since my dad died many moons ago. I like to give thanks & praise to my mom as often as possible. Thank you for visiting.

    To Jingle: Smiling...I seem to be everywhere these days. Thanks for commenting.

    To Jo: Hello & welcome. Yes indeed, there is no other like mom. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

  14. Very emotional, beautiful, and touching. Very nice.

  15. As a mother and daughter I am amazed at how perfectly you capture that one special moment when a child is born...

    love it!

  16. Hello Teresa: Welcome to my blog.
    My mom is a big part of my life and I salute her any way I can.

    Thanks for taking time out to visit.

    Hello Rocky Mountain Woman: I'm not a parent, but I do love my mom very much and wrote this from my imagination.

    Your comment is much appreciated & I thank you for stopping by.

  17. I've never read a tribute to a mother from the perspective of the unborn child. How beautiful. How touching. How true. I don't understand why some think that a child isn't considered a child until the day they are born.

  18. Hello Lisa. Welcome to my blog.
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on this post. I appreciate it.

  19. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Very touching indeed.

  20. Hello mom2kiddos.
    My mother is a very important person in my life. She deserves a mention. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate it.

  21. Wow I am impressed and amazed at the tenderness of the honor you give to your mother. I can tell it comes from the heart. Very loving post!~Ames

  22. A unique bond, beautifully expressed.

  23. To Ames: Hello & welcome to my blog.
    Thank you for commenting. I have a very special love for my mom & yes, she means the world to me. I appreciate you stopping by.

    To H: My mom has faced trials & hardships that would probably break some. Throughout, she has remained humble & gracious. I love her dearly. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

  24. Nice tribute to your mother !

  25. Thank you, Gattina. Nice to see you again!

  26. Oh my goodness. What superb writing skills. You captured this emotion so perfectly.

    Have you shared this with your Mother? I suspect she would be touched.

    Thanks for a marvelous link this week.


  27. Hello Jenny. Welcome to my blog.
    Thank you for the compliment.
    I have 2 blog posts that I wrote for my mom. I framed them & mailed them to her (she lives overseas). I can tell you she had me in tears with her blessings & thanks.

    Thank you for visiting...I'll be by again for the next round. ;-)

  28. Hi Andy, and thanks for stopping by my blog this week. I'll echo the others.. This is a beautiful tribute to your mother. She's a lucky mom. - Catherine

  29. Our Village is a Little Different: Hello Catherine. Welcome to my blog. I do indeed love my mom and am very proud to be her son. Thank you for taking the time to visit. I appreciate.