What makes a Mother?

I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today
I asked “What makes a Mother?”
And I know I heard Him say.

“A Mother has a baby”
This we know is true
“But God can you be a Mother,
When your baby’s not with you?”

“Yes, you can,” He replied
With confidence in His voice
“I give many women babies,
When they leave is not their choice.

Some I send for a lifetime,
And others for the day.
And some I send to feel your womb,
But there’s no need to stay.”

“I just don’t understand this God
I want my baby to be here.”
He took a deep breath and cleared His throat,
And then I saw the tear.

“I wish I could show you,
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child’s smile,
With all the other children and say…

‘We go to Earth to learn our lessons,
Of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much,
I got to come straight here.

I feel so lucky to have a Mom,
Who had so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly,
My Mommy set me free.

I miss my Mommy oh so much,
But I visit her every day.
When she goes to sleep,
On her pillow’s where I lay

I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
And whisper in her ear.
Mommy don’t be sad today,
I’m your baby and I’m here.’

“So you see my dear sweet ones,
your children are okay.
Your babies are born here in My home,
And this is where they’ll stay.

They’ll wait for you with Me,
Until your lesson’s through.
And on the day that you come home
they’ll be at the gates for you.

So now you see what makes a Mother,
It’s the feeling in your heart
it’s the love you had so much of
Right from the very start

Though some on earth may not realize,
you are a Mother.
Until their time is done.
They’ll be up here with Me one day
and know that you are the best one!”
-Author Unknown.

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3 thoughts on “What makes a Mother?

  1. I love you so much, Sweetie! I’m praying for you & Bennett every day. Call me if you need anything, including but not limited to a hug or chocolate chip cookies 😉

  2. I just read this poem this morning after waking up! I was searching for encouragement, just to get out of bed and face the day. It made me cry, but these tears were different than all the tears throughout this week. This poem was hard to read, but is helpful. It helped me realize we are Mommies, even though our babies aren’t physically here on earth.
    Love you Carrie, and continually praying for you! I am planning on blogging today about my past week. I decided I don’t want my baby to be a secret, I want my little one remembered. So please pray for comfort while I find the words to write. I am going to post pictures of the flowers I told you about, and a special gift from a dear friend!

  3. I am so sorry, Carrie. There is no sorrow like a mother craving the live birth of her child. Sometimes, there are no words. I will be praying for you. – Robin (Renee’s sister)

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