Mother’s Day Thoughts –

Look at the cross through the eyes of
Mary the mother of Jesus –
She felt the agony
That only mothers know
As she watched her beloved
Son suffer and die at Calvary

Every son or daughter that ever lives
Has a mother to treasure –
Every mother
Is a gift from God –
How ever ordinary she may be –
Son and daughter – love her –

By Carol Ann Hoel © May 13, 2012


Luke 2:34-35 – The Bible (KJV) – And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

John 19:26-27 – The Bible (KJV) -When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Proverbs 31:30 – The Bible (KJV) – Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to Mother’s Day Thoughts –

  1. Bonnie says:

    What a thing for a mother to have to go through – it boggles the mortal mind. Your poem is a wonderful reminder for us all on Mother’s Day, Carol Ann. Happy Mother’s day and blessings to you, my friend.


    • Hi Bonnie, Blessings to you, too. I’ve looked through Mary’s eyes at Calvary since I became a mother long ago. I can’t imagine the agony she felt for Jesus, her own sweet son.


  2. elizabeth says:

    Beautiful poem Carol Ann. I hope those who forgot their mothers today come by and see it. Love that verse: a woman that fears the Lord is to be praised. Amen!


    • I miss my mother still, and she’s been gone since 1975. I was a young woman when she died with cancer.

      The Proverbs 31 woman is the one we all wish we could be. If we only read verse 31, it’s not so intimidating. Blessings to you, Elizabeth…


  3. jannatwrites says:

    Thanks for sharing your poem. I couldn’t imagine the agony she felt. To watch you ‘baby’ tortured to death would be horrifying.


  4. pattisj says:

    We can not even imagine what she suffered, knowing how we feel the pain of our own children.


    • I know what you mean. My heart aches when my son or daughter suffer. I am comforted a little for Mary knowing that God gave her other children. Still. Such pain for the child that was God incarnate. Her own heart must have been bleeding through those hours. Blessings to you, Patti…


  5. so filled with graceful love 🙂


  6. Carol says:

    I can’t fathom Mary’s pain. Your poem expresses it well. I am blessed with grown children who are thoughtful and loving, and not just at Mother’s Day.

    To play devil’s advocate, however, at the other end of the stick are mothers who are not good in their parenting role, whose children are not grateful for having suffered abuse or neglect. I can understand why they might not be quick to express appreciation on Mother’s Day.


    • Yes, this is true. Disappointing mothers do not inspire love. Even so, it is better to forgive a wayward mother than to remember her sins against her. Better for the cheated child. Better for the erring mom.

      Thank you for stopping by and for playing devil’s advocate and opening up another aspect of the subject for thought. Blessings to you, Carol…


  7. Laura Best says:

    “Every mother is a gift from God.” Having recently lost my mother-in-law these words hold even more meaning for me. Thank you.


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