Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

What Is a Mother?

Katherine Nelson Davis

A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience,
And wonderful gentleness, too.

How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years!

The heart of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family
Whose needs she has placed above all.

A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and gay.

A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill -
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!

Happy Mother's Day!

Alabama football coach Bear Bryant used to remind his players. "Be sure to call your mom." Then he added wistfully, "I wish I could call mine."

My story that is going to be published in the Christmas Traditions book in September is about my mother's old santa hat, which she wore on Christmas. It was tattered and worn and I now have it and wear it on Christmas. She gave of herself all her life, she loved Christmas and she loved her children and her grandchildren, and I miss her very much.


  1. Happy (almost) Mother's Day, Janet!
    After church tomorrow we're bringing Rattler's BBQ to my mom's and taking my mom-in-law with us. One of our son's has to work )o; Our other son and his little girls are spending the day with their mommy. What are you doing for Mother's Day?

    Hey, I wanna read Max Needs Glasses (o; I LOVE the title. Is it a pic bk or a magazine story? You've got some intriguing story titles. Have you submitted any of those stories to publishers or for a critique?
    Sheryl (o;

  2. Janet,

    Such a nice tribute to mother's everywhere and also to your mother. Happy Mother's Day, my friend.


  3. Happy Mothers Day Miss Janet!

  4. What a beautiful Mother's Day post!

    I hope you had a wonderful day!!!!


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