When we lost Harley a friend of mine gave us the poem below. I want to share it with you as it perfectly describes this horrible situation that we are all in. It really made me think and also brought a smile to my face. No one could have put it into words better than this unknown author.

What Makes A Mother?

I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today,
I asked what makes a mother
And I know I heard him say.
A mother has a baby
This we know is true.
But God can you be a mother
When your baby's not with you?
Yes, you can He replied
With confidence in His voice
I give many women babies
When they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime
And others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb
But there's no need to stay.

I just don't understand this, God
I want my baby here
He took a breath and cleared His throat
And then I saw a tear
I wish I could show you
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
With other children and say
"We go on earth to learn our lessons
Of life and love and fear.
My Mommy loved me oh so much
I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mom
Who had so much love for me
I learned my lesson very quickly
My Mommy set me free.

I miss my Mommy oh so much
But I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep
On her pillow's where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
And whisper in her ear.
Mommy don't be sad today
I'm your baby and I'm here."
So you see my dear sweet one
Your children are ok
Your babies are here in MY home
And this is where they'll stay.
They'll wait for you with ME
Until your lesson is through

And on the day that you come home
They'll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a Mother
It's the feeling in your heart
It's the love you had so much of
Right from the very start.
Though some on earth may not realize you are a Mother,
Until their time is done.
They'll be up here with Me one day
And you know you're the best one
Author unknown to me...

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