~What Is A Mother?~

What is a Mother ? 
It takes a Mother's 
to make a house a home,
A place to be remembered,
no matter where we roam.

It takes a Mother's PATIENCE
to bring a child up right,
And her COURAGE and her
CHEERFULNESS to make a dark day bright

It takes a Mother's THOUGHTFULNESS
to mend the heart's deep hurts,
And her SKILL and her ENDURANCE 
to mend little socks and shirts.

It takes a Mother's KINDNESS
to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble 
and bow her head in prayer.

It takes a Mother's WISDOM
to recognize our needs
And to give us reassurance by
her loving words and deeds.

It takes a Mother's ENDLES FAITH
and her TRUST
To guide us through the pitfalls 
of selfishness and lust.

And that is why in all the world
there could not be another 
Who could fulfill God's purpose 
as completely as a MOTHER!

~Helen Steiner Rice ~

Elvis Presley, The Wonder of You
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