It’s hard to celebrate Mother’s Day when our mothers are in Heaven, but today is an opportunity to remember the legacies of our mothers’ love that, in the case of this redhead, will never diminish.
Virginia misses her Mama! As far away as Heaven seems, however, the memories and legacy of Mama’s life continue to fill my heart and with love, hope and joy.
This year to honor Mama here’s a poem I wrote for her years ago on Mother’s Day. Several folks requested a copy when I shared it at her Memorial Celebration service (under sibling pressure that we all share something) so here it is again today.
The Mystery of Magnificent Motherhood
Magnificent Motherhood is a mystery that involves more than just responsibilities and tasks. Special qualities are required:
Magnificent Motherhood is SACRIFICE.
Selflessly sacrificing (all the time) and the last piece of chocolate cake.
Magnificent Motherhood is JOY.
Joy even when illness strikes, the pots overflow, and we act unruly.
Magnificent Motherhood is BEAUTY.
Beauty seen in us (even with pimples) and nurtured in our surroundings.
Magnificent Motherhood is GENEROSITY.
Generously sharing special gifts, checks, and Mr. Madison’s fudge.
Magnificent Motherhood is MUSIC.
Music composed in a heart overflowing with the joy of Jesus.
Magnificent Motherhood is ACTION.
Hugging us, holding our hands, and helping us through each crisis.
Magnificent Motherhood is PRAYER.
Unceasing prayer – faithful communion with God (often on our behalf.)
Magnificent Motherhood is FAITHFULNESS.
Faithfulness to God (1st) and 58 years (!) with our Papa!
Magnificent Motherhood is LOVE.
Love shared from an inner spring that never diminishes…
It’s actually very simple.
The Mystery of Magnificent Motherhood is
HaPpY Mother’s Day in Heaven, Mama!!
With love & appreciation,
Virginia : )