"It is a token of health and gentle characteristics when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Mother's Reward





Motherhood's Reward
She rocks another baby...
hums an age-old lullaby.
She hopes no one is watching
as with thanks, she starts to cry.

Remembering the time
when the babies were her own,
And her mother told her gently
too soon they would be grown.

Lots of bedtime stories,
skinned knees, and tears to dry,
Teddy bears, toy trucks and dolls
and kites up in the sky.

First days of school, first loves, first cars,
the proms, the wedding days,
Sand castles and snowball fights
and teaching them to pray.

Now, as she holds her grandchild
and gives thanks unto the Lord,
She knows to be a grandma
is motherhood's reward!

8 comments:

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh those pics are beautiful..what a gorgeous little one.;)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

What a wonderful poem!! Thanks for sharing it as well as the beautiful pictures!! Being a Grandma is the most wonderful job in the world!! Can't wait to see those two gorgeous babies!!

Hugs~
Julie

colonialhomestead said...

Your Grand Babies are beautiful! Congrats to you & your family!

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Awww, how precious and baby is so tiny. That's a beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing with us:)

Speckled Hen Country Store said...

Thank you for sharing the darling pictures and the lovely poem ~ so sweet, this little grammie had tears streaming down! have a grand holiday!

Finegan Antiques said...

A heartfelt, beautiful poem and such an adorable picture. You are definitely blessed.

Donna

LizziesRaggs said...

LOVE the poem and boy is it ever-so-true! The picture of the adorable baby says it all about life.