Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Makes a Mother?

I wanted to share this, it brought tears to my eyes.  

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 a 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 here.
He took a breath and cleared His throat
and then I saw a tear.
I wish I could show you
what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
with other children and say,
"We go to earth to learn our lessons
of life and love 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 lesson very quickly.
My Mommy set me free.

I miss my Mommy, Oh so much,
but I visit her each 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 one,
your children are okay.
Your babies are here in MY home
and this is where they'll stay.
They'll wait for you with ME
until your lesson is 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 you're the best one.

~Jennifer Wasik~


  1. This was such a beautiful poem <3 you're a great mother :)

  2. this is beautiful and completely true, although i desperately wish that no one has to have their baby taken away from them. sending you big hugs momma :o)

  3. This makes me cry. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Love this poem. I read it at my son's funeral.

  5. This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Sending you hugs...

  6. It took me 10 minutes to be able to read all of this through tears. I love it. While I know my pain is different from yours, this poem still applies. Thank you so much for sharing. ((Hugs))

  7. I love this. Thank you for sharing. I lost my baby last year and my friend just had a miscarriage today. Perfect timing to read this.

  8. That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  9. What a precious poem! I hope you know that baby Gavin is always with you in spirit and you will be reunited with him someday. (Hugs)

  10. I love this, thank you for posting!



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