"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

First I'll Be a Mother

Some houses try to hide the fact
That children shelter there,
Ours boasts it quite openly,
The signs are everywhere.

For smears on the windows,
Little smudges on the doors,
I should apologize I guess,
For toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children,
And we played and laughed and read,
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
Their eyes will shine instead.

For when at times I am forced to choose,
The one job or the other,
I'd like to cook, and clean, and scrub,
But first I'll be a MOTHER.

~Author Unknown
Have a blessed day, friends!


  1. Oh, that touches on my heart's desire!

    Thank you for sharing this :)

  2. It's my heart's desire, too! Thanks so much for stopping in. :)

  3. Beautiful poem and picture Lisa, thanks for sharing it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tesha. :)
      Many blessings!

  4. There will be lots of time to cook and clean once the little ones are grown and gone! I wish I had cherished more time with mine before they were grown up. Beautiful poem!

    1. So true, Monica...the cleaning and cooking can wait. Glad you stopped by. :)

  5. AMEN!!! Such a beautiful poem and so true, at least for me... I can't do it all, I can't be the perfectionest I once was and a good mom...I let go of perfectness over 18 years ago, and I'm not sorry I did. Thanks Lisa!

    1. I've had to give up my perfectionest side too, Jane. There will be time for all that when my nest is empty. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Oh yes, first a mother. I never understood the ones who told me to enjoy the years, it goes quickly. But it does! Shining eyes are worth leaving the cooking and cleaning for.

    1. Love your last line, Pam. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)


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