Happy Mother's Day!

I visited my MIL the other evening and she gave me the beautiful nest below. She has a rose plant near one of her outside doors where two different bird families built their nests. Her gardener hacked back the rose and exposed the nests to the elements. We were so sad when we discovered this. The bird families quickly vacated leaving behind their amazing homes. I had no idea that a real nest could be so perfect. This nest is as light as a feather and it was made with the greatest of care and love. I keep thinking of the mother bird that built it and the driving instinct to protect and care for her little ones, that comes so naturally to her. A mother’s love is a powerful thing.

Wishing all mothers a day filled with love and laughter!

Mother's Day Poems . . .

The Love of a Mother
Author Unknown

A Mother's love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain

It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away

It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking

It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems

It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation

A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

A Mother's Love
by Michael O. Adesanya

There are times only when a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all our fears.

There are times when only a Mother's Love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above...