Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mothers and Daughters


I was directed to some poems by one of my Yahoo groups, and found a few that I like. This one really touched me, for some reason. Many of you who stop by are women and you’re either mothers or daughters. Sorry to any guys who visit, but then, it is almost Mother’s Day, so bear with us. I hope this poem doesn’t make anyone sad. It seems to me that Mother’s Day is often sad for one reason or another. For years after my mom went to glory, it was sad for me. Even though the day is not a Christian holiday, it is a special day for many folks and often a happy one. Mothers are special people, don’t you agree? And grandmothers too, right? Especially, godly ones. I picked this picture because it seems that it’s a grandmom nursing her granddaughter. Of course, you know I would like that one. (And my granddaughter is sick today, from a cold she got from me!)

Read this and think about it. It’s pretty deep:

Mothers and daughters
Were daughters and mothers
Not so long ago.
We give and take
And take and give
Along time's endless row.

Love is passed
And love received
To be passed on again:
A precious heirloom
Twice, twice blessed,
A spiritual cardigan.

I'll put it on
And treasure it,
The me I have received,
And when the roles
Reverse again,
I'll have what I most need.

So may our love
Go on and on,
A hundred thousand years;
Mothers and daughters,
Daughters and mothers,
Through joys and other tears.

~Nicholas Gordon

8 comments:

Beverly said...

wow. that poem left me speechless. beautiful.

it reminds me of the book "Love You Forever," by Roberty Munsch. its about a monther who sings to her child "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."

At the end of the book, when his mother is ailing and near death, the boy (now a man) holds her on his lap and sings the same poem to her.

Thanks for sharing this poem.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Beautiful poem and wonderful picture. It is great being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I love all the different special places God has put me in. connie from Texas

Just Theresa said...

Hello Maxine, thanks for coming to my blog, please come back any time :)

Most of my posts are about my family, The Lord, and My Church family. So I'm glad to know that you did not find my blog boring lol

Connie is my Mother in-law yes. I married her youngest son. But she is more like a friend to me than a mother in-law :)

I liked your blog and will be back. Have a blessed day, your new blog friend.

Francine said...

Maxine,

Thank you for the kind words about my blog.

I absolutely love the colors of your blog and how it's designed. It is so warm and inviting.

The poem, picture, and comments touched me deeply. This is my 7th year without my mom, she is Home now and I miss her. But I'm blessed with a daughter who has doubly blessed me with two grandchildren. They are dear to me.

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to my blog. It's mostly words from God's heart to me and I just pass them on. My prayer is that those words can minister to others' hearts.

I plan on bookmarking your blog so I can come back and visit.

Blessings, Francine

Ronda said...

Hi Maxine,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comments on my Beauty Tips post. I tried to find a place to email you but couldn't, so I just wanted to leave a comment here. I have enjoyed looking around your blog. It is beautiful.
Many blessings to you!
Ronda

www.iluv2prshim.wordpress.com

Beka said...

That was such a sweet and touching poem! Thanks for posting it. I loved the picture too!

Elise said...

A spiritual cardigan - how wonderful! The poem is beautiful - makes me wish I could hug my mama! :)
Thank you for this reminder, my Titus 2 lady!

Susie said...

Hi Maxine,
Thanks for visiting me and telling me of this lovely verse you've posted.
The love and wisdom that passes from generation to generation is indeed a precious gift from above..
:)