What Makes a Mother
I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today.
I asked, “what makes a mother?”
and I know I heard him say,
“A mother has a baby.”
This we know is true.
“But God, can you be a mother
when your baby's not with you?”
“Yes, you can,” He replied
with confidence in His voice.
“I give many women babies.
When they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime
and others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb
but there's no need to stay.”
“I just don't understand this, God
I want my baby here.”
He took a breath and cleared His throat
and then I saw a tear.
“I wish I could show you
what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
with other children and say,”
"We go to earth to learn our lessons
of life and love and fear.
My Mommy loved me, Oh so much,
I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom
who had so much love for me,
I learned my lesson very quickly.
My Mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy, Oh so much,
but I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep,
on her pillow's where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
and whisper in her ear,
'Mommy don't be sad today,
I'm your baby and I'm here.”
So you see, my dear sweet one,
your children are okay.
Your babies are here in MY home
and this is where they'll stay.
They'll wait for you with ME
until your lesson is through.
And on the day that you come home,
they'll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a Mother—
It's the feeling in your heart.
It's the love you had so much of,
right from the very start.
Though some on earth may not realize you are a Mother,
until their time is done.
They'll be up here with ME one day,
and know you're the best one.