More Than A Mother

Today my Mom started her first round of low dose chemo for her leukemia. These chemo treatments are not a cure, they are there to assist her blood. The only cure is a bone marrow transplant. We aren’t at that point yet and so we will see after 4 months if the rounds of chemo are working. From there they will decide on the bone marrow transplant.

As most mothers do with their children, my mom has a special place in my heart. These following words say it better than I can…as I left today while she was beginning her first dose I gave her forehead kiss while I held her hand with freshly painted nails. She’s strong and beautiful! I love you, Mom!

MORE THAN A MOTHER

When God set the world in place,
when He hung the stars up in space,
when He made the land and the sea,
then He made you and me.

He sat back and saw all that was good,
He saw things to be as they should.
Just one more blessing He had in store;
He created a mother, but whatever for?

He knew a mother would have a special place
to shine His reflection on her child’s face.
A mother will walk the extra mile
just to see her children smile.

She’ll work her fingers to the bone
to make a house into a home.
A mother is there to teach and guide,
a mother will stay right by your side.

She’ll be there through your pain and strife,
she’ll stay constant in your life.
A mother will lend a helping hand
until you have the strength to stand.

She’ll pick you up when you are down,
when you need a friend she’ll stick around.
A mother is one who listens well,
will keep her word; will never tell.

A mother never pokes or pries
but stands quietly by your side,
giving you the strength you need,
encouraging you to succeed.

A mother is one who can be strong
when you need someone to lean on.
You’re more than a mother to me;
a reflection of Him in your face I see,
a love that knows no boundaries.

I’m glad that you chose to be
all this and more to me.
You share a love that knows no end,
you’re more than my mother,
you are my friend.

-Kari Keshmiry

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