Happy Mother’s Day to all the selfless, thoughtful, nurturing, resilient MOTHERS! Below is a poem by American Poet, John Greenleaf Whittier. His mother was gentle but firm, inspiring in him a sense of right and wrong. Mothering requires gentle firmness, healthy balances, and strength that no other job requires in quite the same way.
Where would we be without our mothers? In today’s modern culture many mothers work harder than ever before. Working full-time jobs and taking care of the kids and home is no easy feat. I want to raise a glass to all the hard-working, strong women out there who have raised kids or are raising kids now, you deserve to be pampered, cherished and loved every single day. Cheers to you!
Tribute to Mother
A picture memory brings to me;
I look across the years and see
Myself beside my mother’s knee.
I feel her gentle hand restrain
My selfish moods, and know again
A child’s blind sense of wrong and pain.
But wiser now, a man gray grown,
My childhood’s needs are better known.
My mother’s chastening love I own.
By John Greenleaf Whittier