What Makes a Mother? 

I thought of you all, I 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 other's 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 this is what he’d say,

"We go to earth to learn our lessons
of love and life 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 quick
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 is 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 OK.
Your baby is here in my home
and for this is where they stay.

They'll wait for you with me
until your lesson is through.
And on that 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
that 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. 


Written with love for all the Mother's missing their babies
by Jennifer Wasik

 

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