Sunday, May 1, 2011
A Mother’s Crown
It's May 1st and Mother's Day is fast approaching - For many of us this will be our first Mother's Day without our beloved child ~ for others it might be your 2nd, 3rd, 5th or 15th Mother's Day without your child. Like so many other holidays and special dates, it hurts and although they don't get easier, the heartache does get softer...
So as this special day approaches, know that once you conceived, you earned the title of "mom" and although your child has gone before you - they are waiting for you to join them. So yes - you are now and will always be that child's mom - May you find peace this month of May, the month of "MOTHER'S DAY" and know your child is smiling down on you...
A MOTHER'S CROWN
Heaven lit up with His mighty Presence,
As all the Angels looked down,
Today the Lord was placing the jewels,
In all the Mothers crowns.
As He held up a golden crown,
All the Mothers looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
“I just want to explain each stone.”
He held the first gem in His Hand,
But the radiance couldn’t match His own.
For He is the Light of Heaven,
Reflecting off each of the stones.
“The first gem,” He said, “is an emerald,
And it’s for endurance alone.
For all the nights you waited up,
For your children to come home.
For all the nights by their bedside you stayed,
Until the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this emerald to your crown.”
“A ruby, I’ll place by the emerald,
For leading your child in the right way.
For if you hadn’t taught them about me,
They wouldn’t be here with you today.”
“For always being right there,
Thru all life’s important event,
I give you a sapphire stone,
For the time and love that you spent.”
“For untying the strings that held them,
When they grew up and left your home,
I give you this one for courage,”
Then the Lord added an amethyst stone.
“I’ll place a stone of garnet,” He said,
“For all the times you spent on your knees.
When you asked me to take care of your children,
And them for having faith in me.”
“I have a pearl for every little sacrifice,
That you made without them knowing,
For all the times you went without,
To keep them happy, healthy and growing.”
“And last of all, I have a Diamond,
The greatest of all the gems,
For those Mothers who have lost their children,
When they came Home to Heaven before them.”
“This is the most precious sacrifice,
So I give the most precious stone,
For I know just how you felt,
For I too lost a child of my own.”
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, “Heaven is NOW Complete,
For every Mother has her Crown of Jewels,
And all her children are at her feet.”
~ Author Unknown