Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mother (and to all the mothers reading my blog) - a mother of 5 girls. When I was born, my mother already had a 2 yr old and an 11 month old. Having had only one daughter and one son, and knowing how difficult that can be - I cannot imagine having FIVE daughters - and three so close in age!

The poem is by Robert Louis Stevenson and is not actually written to his mother, but to his nurse. But I love the words...and it totally applies to a mother.

To Alison Cunningham
From Her Boy

FOR the long nights you lay awake
And watched for my unworthy sake:
For your most comfortable hand
That led me through the uneven land:
For all the story-books you read:
For all the pains you comforted:
For all you pitied, all you bore,
In sad and happy days of yore:—
My second Mother, my first Wife,
The angel of my infant life—
From the sick child, now well and old,
Take, nurse, the little book you hold!

And grant it, Heaven, that all who read
May find as dear a nurse at need,
And every child who lists my rhyme,
In the bright, fireside, nursery clime,
May hear it in as kind a voice
As made my childish days rejoice!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your thoughtfulness EDI...I appreciate it ! I give GOD all the glory for giving me the strength and the guidance to raise my sweet daughters !