Monday, May 10, 2010
Motivational Monday - "A Mother's Garden"
Have you missed me? I'll be back this week after taking a small break. This poem below was used on a card our Primary children gave their mothers years ago when I was the Primary President. We gave a card and Gardening gloves I found at a great price. I love flowers because they remind me of Spring and all the beauty which shows our Heavenly Father's love for us.
My mother has a garden that she waters every day.
Sometimes she picks the flowers and makes a bright bouquet.
She says the flowers remind her of things that children do—
So come into the garden, and I’ll explain to you.
She says I’m like a daisy,
a golden ray of sun,
Or like a happy marigold,
always full of fun.
Here’s a lacy lilac;
it scatters sweet perfume.
And here’s a yellow daffodil
to brighten up a room.
I’m like a carefree dandelion
growing wild and free.
And I am like a hollyhock,
as tall as I can be.
Here’s a strong snapdragon,
as big and brave as Dad.
And here’s a small, sweet violet
trying to be glad.
I’m like a quiet crocus
with promise for the spring.
I’m a purple pansy
that makes you want to sing.
If I am like a flower, then surely you must know
That mother is the gardener, for she helps me to grow!
She cultivates and nurtures and enriches patiently.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for creating her for me.