Saturday, May 13, 2006

A Reflection on this Mother's Day

Could I have known from the very start,
How lost I could be in my child's heart?
The joy I would feel at the sound of her breathing
That with her first life had new meaning.

How could I have known how much she would change me?
Becoming the woman I n'er dreamed I could be.
How deep the commitment to walk side by side,
And protect at all costs, my love would provide.

How can it be that my heart would expand?
To make enough room for such a young man.
Each child's unique and God's gift-- times two.
Family! Such blessings, I had not a clue!

Still, moment by moment I learned to trust,
No matter my history, old pain turned to dust.
For God had provided a healing path,
Revealing His love; a love that will last.

I couldn't have known how complete I would feel,
How full was my heart, to love with such zeal.
No holding back was my new found creed,
Could it get any better? Yes! Then there were three!

How much we have grown since that first Mother's Day,
God brought us together, there's no other way.
My heart knows for certain, you were sent from above,
To bless this mother's heart with an enduring love.


Learning2FlyAgain said...


What a beautiful family . . . thank you so much for sharing. I truly appreciated the "I go to the Rock" post the beginning of the month. I really needed that today! Thanks so much!! . . . God Bless you and yours!!

Diane said...

Ah, Diane,
How touching and sweet this is!! You captured the word picture so well. :-)

And did you notice you scripture for the day? How appropriate: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures here on earth....."


Sue said...

Beautiful sentiments.
Have a blessed Mother's Day....

theresa said...

You write so sweet! Thanks for sharing your family photos you have a beautiful family. And...Happy Mother's Day - times three!!

Mike Goodwin said...

Very loving post, Diane. Wonderful pictures, too. I hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day.

Debi said...

I love your pictures....
Happy Mother's Day, Diane!

Pam in Tucson said...

Happy Mother's Day! You have a beautiful family - thanks for sharing this sweet poem and the wonderful photos. Enjoy your day. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Magnolia said...

Happy Mother's Day, Diane. I wondered the exact same thing you did in your earlier post.

How much more can my family take.

I think when a person has nothing and noone left to turn to, we find out just how capable God is to be whatever we need.

You guys are a lovely family.

Loved the cat story.

Praying for you all.

Sandra said...

Diane, just found your blog and I'm glad I did. Loved your post, how touching and sweet :)

HOpe you have a wonderful Mother's Day :)

Lauren said...

Very sweet Diane! LOVE, love, love the pictures. Beautiful family you have there.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Happy Mother's Day!!
God Bless!

Cherrypie said...

Lovely warm pictures of a loving, warm lady x

Morning Glory said...

Such beautiful words and thoughts. The pictures are wonderful!

Lisa said...

Hi Diane,
Love the pics and the poem-very nicely done! You never fail to be an inspiration to me & others.

Happy Mother's Day to you!!!! Keep enjoying the Journey, my blogger pal.

jessica said...

How beautiful. Happy Mother's day!

Brenda said...

You do have a lovely family, and your poem says it all.

Happy Mother's Day!

Yellow Mama said...

It's fun to see how God continually blesses and blesses...3 x over. Have a good Mother's Day

C. H. Green said...

LOVE the photos!

Val said...

I love the "and then there were three". What a happy looking photo! You all look pleased as punch with the new addition to the family.

smartmama said...

what a beautiful post! being a mother is my most treasured thing!

Peach said...

This is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Your family is wonderful.

HolyMama! said...

beautiful post!!

(how is it your hair is done and you even look skinny in that hospital bed. HUH? That's what I want a poem about, complete with instructions.)

jenn said...

I know this is late, but happy Mother's Day! You DO have a beautiful family :)

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