To be a mother is to know
How tiny baby kittens grow,
How cherries change to cherry pie,
How snowflakes get into the sky.
To be a mother is to show
How shoestrings can become a bow,
How pencil lines become a letter,
How kisses make a bee sting better.
To be a mother is to grow
A little like a child... and so -
To be a mother is to share,
And let the wind flow through her hair,
To think that fishing might be fun,
To guess at riddles, giggle, run,
To make a snowman, wade through mud,
And gently hold an opening bud.
To be a mother is to sow
A seed of love, then watch it grow.
To be a mother is to live
The sweetest dream that God can give.
- Author unknown