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From our readers

Issue Date: May 7, 2014

Editor:

Loving Memories

I saw a loving mother,

Sitting in her yard one day.

Her children were gathered around her,

And I heard them laugh and play.

Upon this mother’s lap there lay

A book all worn with age.

In fact, it had a little tear,

And a teardrop on that page.

It showed a picture of Jesus,

With a child upon His knee.

Then Mother call, Now children,

Here’s something important for you to see.

So she gathered her children around her

So they each could have a look.

And then she read the story

From the Book of Mark and Luke.

Her voice was sweet and gentle

And filled with love and care,

And the children knew Mom loved them

And that they had a God that cared.

These children are all grown now

And they’ve gone their separate ways.

But the loving memory of their mother

Will last forever, not just days.



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A Mother Shouldn’t Have to Wait

A mother shouldn’t have to wait,

Until it’s Mother’s Day.

To be told how much we love her,

Each and every day.

A mother shouldn’t have to wait,

For a little thanks and praise.

Cause Mother, we’re thankful for you,

And will be all our days.

So we’re sending you a little poem,

As just a little token.

To tell you of the loving thoughts,

That are so seldom spoken.

And then we want to thank you too,

For all the loving things you do.

Not only on one special day,

But each day the whole year through.

So no wishes are more loving,

Or no thoughts so warm and true.

As these sent to say how very much,

We love and think of you.

Written by Joyce Bedora

Mother 's Boys

Yes, I know there are stains on my carpet,

The traces of small muddy boots;

And I see your fair tapestry glowing,

All spotless with flowers and fruits.

And I know that my walls are disfigured

With prints of small fingers and hands;

And that your own household most truly

In immaculate purity stands.

And I know that my parlor is littered

With many odd treasures and toys,

While your own is in daintiest order,

Unharmed by the presence of boys.

And I know that my room is invaded

Quite bodly all hours of the day;

While you sit in yours unmolested

And dream the soft quiet away.

Yes, I know there are four little bedsides

Where I must stand watchful each night,

While you may go out in your carriage,

And flash in your dresses so bright.

Now, I think I 'm a neat little woman;

And I like my house orderly too;

And I 'm fond of all dainty belongings,

Yet I would not change places with you.

No! keep your fair home in its order,

Its freedom from bother and noise;

And keep your own fanciful leisure,

But give me my four splendid boys.

–Heart Throbs


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