A friend of mine emailed this poem to me and I thought I should share it. It's so sweet and it brings the "big picture" into view. It's been difficult to be a mom without a baby here to hold, but this is such wonderful perspective.
I thought of you & closed my eyes & prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a Mother & 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 & others for a day.
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 & cleared his throat & 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 & say,
We go to earth and learn our lessons of love and life and fear.
My Mommy loved me so much I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom who has 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 is where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek and whisper in her ear,
I am your baby & I am here."
So you see my dear, sweet ones your children are OK.
Your babies are here in my home and this is where they'll stay.
They'll wait for you with me, until your lessons 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 is the feeling in your heart.
It's that love you had so much of right from the very start.