Thursday, May 6, 2010

Unlikely Mothers

Recently, a friend of mine shared a poem she was ask to pen in honor of Mother's Day.  As I read her prose, my heart overflowed and images filled my mind as I reflected on some of the unlikely mothers I know, love and am blessed to call friend. 

The Unlikely Mother

She stands alone with none to call her own
Barren, unmarried, or her moment has passed on
Whatever the case she is crowned with grace

For Isaiah says many will fill her empty place
She always opens her door to just one more
If there is nowhere else, they can sleep on the floor

Her words are as strong as the confidence she carries
Not for a moment being thought of as just ordinary

She is a wisdom provider, mercy giver, and Christ lover
She is blessed among women; she is the unlikely mother
She may not have given birth to her child
But she will stand in the gap to keep them undefiled

She cradles her children with unconditional love
Because her heart understands they were sent from above

She is a truth seeker, Word speaker, secret keeper…maybe even a cover
But above all else, she is the unlikely mother
She has enriched my own life, So I reach out to another
To embrace the responsibilities of the unlikely mother

Thank you Kate Stoker for allowing me to share your lovely poem.