Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Love

I’ve always wanted to be a mother…when I was small and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would answer, a mother. And motherhood has not disappointed. Something shifted inside me the minute I looked at my newborn baby and the fierceness of the love I felt was surprising and wonderful and consuming and so real it felt like I could actually hold it in my hand. The feeling is so huge in fact, that I think I might burst and that there isn’t room inside me to love anyone more than I love my child in that very first moment of life.

But time passes and you discover with every passing hour that you can love more than you ever imagined possible. And you do. Because as your children grow up your love grows up too and you discover that your capacity to love knows no bounds. And never ends. And is amazing.

Her love is like an island
in life's ocean,vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.

~Author Unknown~

Today I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to my own sweet mother...
Thank you for your love for all of my life...for a love that knows no bounds... that never ends...

I find a haven there.


  1. What a sweet post about Motherhood. I am like you, all I ever wanted to be was a Mother. Thanks for sharing your great pictures. Your Mother looks so sweet. I hope you had an amazing day. I guess you are on the countdown until moving day. Love & blessings from NC!

  2. You have such a way with words. I can't believe you haven't blogged sooner than this. Can you?

    Your mom and daughters are beautiful, and you are, too.

  3. What a sweet post Joyce.
    I love the picture of your mom, you & your girls.
    Happy Mother's Day!