12 May 2013

Mother's Day Poem by Teresa Mathews



A Mother’s Prayer

Dear Lord help me to be
a Mother that is led by Thee.

One that never has a care,
Even when I could pull out my hair

One that loves my kids, never ending.
Even when for Lego’s it seems I’m always spending.

Picking up toys, washing all the clothes.
Help me, Lord, before my mind goes.

Cooking food and mopping the floor.
Here I go again to the store.

“Mom! Mom! I need new clothes”
Oh well that’s the way the money goes!

Lord, if only I could have a minute alone
I promise I would not talk on the phone.

“Mom! Mom! He hit me on the head!”
Help me, Lord, why couldn’t I have stayed in bed????

Children screaming at each other.
What was the reason I wanted to be a Mother?

Mommy, I love you, Can I have a kiss?
These are the times I’m going to miss.

My little boys are growing up way too fast,
Lord, help me to show them the right path.

Listening to Your voice, telling them the way
Lord, help my boys to follow You everyday.

Let them give You all of their heart,
And from Your way let them never part.

Thank you Lord for allowing me to be
A mother that is led by Thee.

© Teresa S Mathews


26 comments:

  1. Wonderful Mother's Day poem Teresa!! And thank you so much for sharing it.
    You hit the nail on the head with just about everything 'cept for maybe 'Mum! mum! I'm hungry! There's nothing to eat!' :) Lol, having had a boy after 2 girls, that was a major difference between them. ;)
    But being a mother is truly the greatest blessing ever and one I'm forever grateful for! I pray constantly also that ALL of my children will follow the Lord and seek His will for their lives - to me that would be the best reward I could have.

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    1. Despite the way some of the poem sounded I love my boys immensely! lol They are truly a blessing from God. :) I ho!!pe you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Love ya!

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    2. I think your poem beautifully and perfectly expressed your love for your boys and how children are such a blessing from God!! Which is exactly how I feel too! Love you!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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  2. I loved it Teresa! Very moving! My children are grown but oh how I miss the days when they were little. I can't spoil my grandchildren, they live too far away! Being a Mother is one of God's greatest blessings. Thank you Jesus!

    Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's here on OWG and every Mother that stops by to read Teresa's wonderful poem, A Mother's Prayer.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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    1. JUDY you are so right....being a mother is a blessing from God. I also miss the days when they were small. My oldest one loved trains and there was always track all over the floor. My youngest one loved Legos and he was always making "contraptions". There was never a dull moment in our house!! :)

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  3. This is such a beautiful poem, Teresa. Brightest blessings to you and your family on this Mother's Day. Joy Ross Davis

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    1. HI JOY! Thank you, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  4. Teresa, what a lovely poem...bittersweet in a sense b/c all those funny antics you described are so quickly over. They grow up so fast and leave home and it seems like such a short time we are entrusted with their care. Thank God for His second greatest gift to us. First giving us His only son that we might have eternal life and second giving us the opportunity to be a Mother.

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    1. DIANA you are so right, it's so sad our babies grow up so fast. I love seeing what wonderful young men Daniel and Joshua have become but Mommie misses rocking her boys and reading to them before bed. What fun times! :)

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  5. Teresa, that was GREAT!!! It made me laugh, sigh and nod my head A LOT! It also gave me goosebumps. Thank you AGAIN for sharing your gift of poetry. God bless and Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. WOW DEBBIE~~ you are making me smile from ear to ear. I am so glad you enjoyed my poem. Hope you had a grand Mother's day!

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  6. Love this T!!! Happy Mother's Day! This is adorable! I knew you'd come up with an awesome Mother's Day poem--so glad! Hugs!!!

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    1. Thank you CARRIE for believing in me and letting me share my poems. This one was one of my fun ones. I love thinking back over the cute and not so cute things my boys have done. I miss my "babies".

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  7. Happy Mother's Day, mom!! Love ya!

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    1. MARIAN it seems like its only been a year or so since you were "born"..my how times flies! LOL I love you my beautiful daughter!!

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  8. Love it! I know exactly what you mean about the Legos. :)
    Happy Mother's day to all!
    Susan P

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  9. Thanks for sharing your gift of poetry. Happy Mother's Day to you and to all who are reading this :)

    Betti

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    1. BETTI I am so grateful I met CARRIE and I have been able to share my poetry with everyone. God has been so good to me. :)

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  10. TERESA ... LOVE your poems, my friend, and it's always a treat when I see them pop up!!

    LOL over the line: " Picking up toys, washing all the clothes.
    Help me, Lord, before my mind goes."

    Too late for me, but maybe you still have a shot ... ;)

    Hugs and hope everyone had a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

    Julie

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    1. JULIE you have me ROFLOL!! Girl you know by now there's no hope for me either, but my goodness life is much more fun when you're a little crazy!! I hope you had a wonderful MOTHER'S DAY also! Thanks for making my night!! :)

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  11. Teresa, I love this Mother" Day poem. So true. Love the photo of the boys when little and then young men. Also great family photo. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. God bless you. Maxie

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    1. HI MAXIE so glad you enjoyed this. I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day also.

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  12. TERESA, Once again the Lord has blessed me with your words.

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    1. ANNE I'm so glad you were blessed and thank you for coming by. I also was blessed by your beautiful poem that you posted on FB. I hope you had a grand Mother's Day. :)

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    2. Thanks, Teresa. It was a quiet day out and about taking photographs. Something I love to do and my husband is good to indulge me :) I see by your FB post you had a blessed day with your sons. They are handsome young men!

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  13. Thanks ANNE, I think they are pretty special, when they are sleeping!! ;) I love the pictures you have been posting, very impressive. I do good not to behead everyone in my pictures! :D LOL

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