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My, Yours, Ours – A Mothers’ Day Musings

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It’s mothers’ day again.
think of mine and the many others with whom I’ve genuinely connected as mother figures
I think of those gone ahead
And I’m not alone
I think of those still here
I think of those to be
Of those who became
Of those who are
Of those that wish
Those that tried

I see the person I’m becoming
The journeys I’ve been
The places I may want to go
The choices I’ve made, continue to make, will make
The people around me
I wonder if this is what you had in mind
If I do you proud
If I hold my own
If this is what you can report to God with pride every day
Maybe or not

I think of the many that got to know their own
think of those that never did or will.
hurt for their souls
I am sad for those who never got to know and experience you .
When others whose begin to transition to the land yonder,
I break for them because I know
That is a journey with no mends or time
No stages
Some days come crushing others draw in warmth

But often,
I lay in the comfort of grace
That I’m proud
Proud that I am honored to have a mom in the person of you
Proud that within us, is an active presence of you
A presence that draws gratitude
That draws laughter, good cheer, and even critic
The kind that delivers a challenge
Supports in love

A compass and a covering that reminds me of the Divine
Divine that means God’s eternal presence kind that calls me to trust and do It like a child
One that reaches me in my unspoken pains, doubts, gratitude, and victories

It raises me up every day to the knowledge that
I come from a chain of amazing women, mothers, and sisters
That in me is them and with all of them, together we are.
I may be their wildest dreams
The kind with her own choices and much more

Again, when I think of mothers

I know I have the best in you
The one who believes in continuous progression
Authentic living, dancing to the beats of your own drums
Bringing your best self. Serving. Loving. Being better than you were yesterday
Delivering quiet but transformational influence
Loving the unlovable and seeking grace when it’s beyond
One whose faith always feels enough when my own is gone

I see a canvas full of beauty, cracks, and lessons
I see the strength that reminds everyone to keep going
To protect one’s own and be a good human
Know what’s true values
And let the wind blow, bringing in its breeze without the need to flow with it all the while learning when to shut the doors and windows;
And still hope and believe the best in and for all

When I think of mothers
I think of mine and the many others with whom we’ve genuinely connected as mother figures
I think of those gone ahead
And I’m not alone
I think of those still here
I think of those to be
Of those who became
Of those who are
Of those that wish
Those that tried

~JNM, Mothers’ Day 2022

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