God gave me the greatest treasure
When He gave me a precious son
Blessing me from the day he was born
With love and countless pleasure.
Motherhood expanded my life
With a precious gift
Meant to be guided with love
All the days and each moment of life.
Guard well the role of motherhood
For a precious life you help to mold
With love and tenderness in the right way
So he is righteous for God to behold.
The love a mother gives
Is returned ten fold
From grateful sons and daughters
As long as the mother lives.
Lord, help me be the mother I should
To my children and their children
So my footsteps they follow would
Lead them to heaven.
~Jane Ward Smith
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