Saturday, May 10, 2008

For My Mother--

Exodus 20:12 NIV

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Mother, I want to honor you at all times, but especially this Mother’s Day.

H – Happy were you at my birth. High hopes you held for me the hour I was born. Hazel eyes were given to me. Your heart hailed my entrance to this world as you heard my howls.

O – Open arms offered opulent love. Overflowing. Obvious. God ordained the moment He gave me to you. Original I am.

N – Noble mother you trained me. Nourished my life. Nurtured my growth. Never gave up on me. Never neglected my needs. Nonstop notable deeds were noticed. No way can I repay you. You always nursed me when I was ill, scared or nervous.

O – Obstinate daughter I became. Ornery I was. Still your ostensible love for me never ceased. Outspoken, outgoing I overestimated myself. Obedient mother you observed my behavior and from obvious experience chastened me.

R – Rejoice in Christ for refining and refilling our lives. Renowned are you mother. I repent for my rogue renegade route. Remarkable, relevant, and reliable you are. No one can replace you in my life. May you, mother, find rest in the Lord today. You mother, a virtuous woman worth far more than rubies. May our lives revolve around the Lord. Radical about HIM. God is our reward.

Proverbs 23:25 NIV

May your father and mother be glad;
may she who gave you birth rejoice!

Happy Mother's Day!! Blessings in Christ-

Note: The photo above is a gift from The House in the Roses. Thank you for this photo to share on Mother's Day. Marina, The Daughter of the King, passed this gift on to me. Thank you Marina.

8 gracious comments:

Ang baylis said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother, Shonda! I can tell you love and honor her! I love how you did this... it's so very sweet!
Much love to you today and tomorrow!
Angie xoxo

marina said...

these was beauitful shonda. what beauitful word Lord gives you. marina

annie's eyes said...

A sweet gift to your mother, Shonda. Happy Mother's Day to you! Love you, Annette

littlerad said...

This is awaesome I love they way you put it together...

Bev Brandon said...

Your life is such an honor to your God, Shonda. Such an honor to your mom whom God used! You're a beautiful woman full of authenticity and kindness and faith. You have childlike faith! Happy Mother's Day to you!

CIELO said...

Hi sweetie, what a beautiful tribute to your mother... hope your day was special.

Blessings to you and yours


Karen H TX said...

How beautiful a poem for your mom. You do Honor her with your words and as a mother yourself. Following her lead by leading your own sons in faith. Happy Mothers Day! Love to you my sister, Karen

Fran said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Hope your week is going well and I will watch out for phishers!