Friday, May 7, 2010


♥A Tribute To My Mother, My Friend♥

Like most children I never seen my mother as a person, she was always just mama. She was always there when I needed her, and she was the one who first taught me about Christ, and took me to church every Sunday...She always tried to teach me how I should grow up, and I did rebel many times because I did not think Mother knew best. How I wish she were here now to talk to, and to love. My precious mother went home to be with the lord, two days before her 75th birthday in 1990. Life is so short, as God says in his word it is even a vapor, it appeareth for a little while then vanisheth away. This is sure true, if you still have you mother, love her, let her know how important she is in your life. Never let a day go by without saying mom I love you, and never let the sun go down being angry with her.

I have to wait for heaven to tell my dear mom how much I really love again. Yes Praise God for faithful and Godly mothers, teaching their children the ways of the Lord.

M is for the million things she gave me
O means only that she's growing old
T  is for the tears she shed to save you
H is for her heart of purest gold
E is for her eyes, with love-light shining
R means right, and right she'll always be...

Put them all together, they spell

A word that means the world to all of us
Author unknown

Here are some Poems that I found written to Mothers, they are lovely, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

A Mother's love is something
That no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
it is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away...
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking...
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest,brightest gems...
It is far beyond defining,
it defiles all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation...
A many splendored miracle
man can not understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.
~Helen Steiner Rice~

"What Is A Mother?"

A mother is one who understands
The things you say and do
Who always overlooks your faults
And sees the best in you...

A mother is one who's special love
Inspires you day by day
Who fills your heart with gladness
In her warm and thoughtful ways...

A mother is all these things and more...
The greatest treasure known,
And the dearest mother
in the whole world

Is the one I call my own!!
I hope you enjoyed my tribute to my mother, and that you make your mom's special day as special as she is.
My daughter's and I are having a Mother/Daughter Tea at the church tomorrow, I will treasure this time with them, life is so short, and we miss out on so much, just being busy and not taking time for our family, let Mom's make sure your children know you love them, and one day they will rise up and call you blessed.

"Mothers Who Pray"

Read : 1 Samuel 1:9-20
9.So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
10.And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
11.And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
12.And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
13.Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
14.And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
15.And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
16.Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17.Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
18.And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
19.And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.
20.Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

2 Timothy 1:5 5 "When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also."

The faith and prayers of mothers can have a profound impact on the lives of their children. First Samuel 1 records Hannah's plea and God's answer in the birth of her son Samuel. And in a letter to Timothy, Paul referred to the faith of Timothy's mother, which I'm sure was often expressed in earnest prayer on his behalf. No wonder he was used of God in the early church.

I know a pastor's wife who is a woman of prayer. Whenever her husband left for an important meeting or visit, she prayed a sentence or two for him, asking the Lord's guidance, protection, wisdom, and strength. She usually prayed aloud and the children often heard her, but she never thought much about the impact it would have on them.

Imagine this mother's delight when her college-bound daughter said that leaving home would be easier because she knew that her mother would pray for her--and keep on praying!

Sometimes mothers feel frustrated because they think they are limited in what they can do for their children. But they can always pray--and their prayers are among the most cherished gifts of all. — copied 

My Love and lots of Hugs, Barbara, Friend, Mother, Daughter, and wife.


Jan said...

A beautiful tribute to your Mother and Mothers. You are so Blessed.
And a prayer for all those who are trying to cope with their family memories.
Have a really lovely time with your daughters at the tea, and great that they live near you and you can enjoy their company.
Happy Mothers Day.
Hugs and Blessings

Barbara said...

thank you so very much Jan, but my precious daughters do not live close by any more, but they do go out of their way to get to Mama for Mothers's day and special holidays, I so want to move back close to them, but God has not provided that way as yet.. Hugs my friend, and again thank you.

Theresa said...

What a wonderful Mother's day tribute! Love the poems and what a blessing you are! Have a blessed Saturday and a special Mother's Day! HUGS!

Karen said...

Beautiful Mother's Day tribute...all these treasures the Lord gave us in the form of Christian very thankful for mine...

Enjoyed the poems and reflections....have a blessed Mother's Day!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Beautiful! Happy mother's day to you Barbara!

Glennis said...

A lovely moving tribute to your Mother's memory.
enjoy them via the phone or email as I shall this year.