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A Mother of My Own

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful Mommy’s out there, and to the Daddy’s that have been left to be Mom and Dad. You are all amazing.

My husband wrote a beautiful poem for Mother’s Day and I want to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy early Mother’s Day!

A Mother of My Own

By Alton Jordan

I once met a MOTHER,

She was washing laundry and combing her daughter’s hair.

I once met a MOTHER,

She was driving her children to school, while whispering a daily prayer.

I once met a MOTHER,

She was working in the sun all day long.

I once met a MOTHER,

She was knitting a sweater, while composing a song.

I once met a MOTHER,

She was kind, dedicated, committed and built to last.

I once met a MOTHER,

She would do anything for you, all you had to do was ask.

I once met a MOTHER,

She was formed by the Potter’s hands.

Refined like gold and whose womb bore nations more numerous than sand.

I once met a MOTHER,

It was on a very special day.

She took me in her soft, gentle arms and earnestly began to pray:


“Father on this day I surrender to thee,

This precious gift you have given me.

To love and nurture, and hold so close,

I am forever thankful, lest I should boast.

Help me to be the MOTHER that this child so deserves,

Help me to be a MOTHER that will choose her words,

Carefully, so as not to offend,

This precious child to the very end.”


I now have a MOTHER,

Whose love runs so very deep.

As I nestle comfortably into her arms and fall fast asleep.

Carefully, gently, lovingly, she lays me down to rest,

I love my MOTHER; she is truly the very best.