This was sent to me by a good friend and I must share this.
A Mother's Crown
Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother's crown.
He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
"˜I will now explain each one.'
"˜The first gem,' He said, "˜is a Ruby,
and it's for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.'
"˜For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.'
"˜An emerald, I'll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.'
"˜For always being right there,
through all life's important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.'
"˜For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.'
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
"˜I'll place a stone of amethyst,' He said.
"˜For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I'd take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.'
"˜I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.'
"˜And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.'
"˜It was your love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.'
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, "˜Your crown is now complete,
You've earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.'
On the first day of Spring my mother Bernadette L. Wootten "Bunny" started her journey home to her creator.
By 2:10 of the next day March 21st Bunny arrived on the doorsteps of heaven!
My mother was very direct and to the point. If you had the pleasure of meeting her you know that all were welcome in her home. She did not have much but with the little she had you knew if you needed a helping hand just knock on her door and ask.
We'll this time it's me who needs to knock on your door for help. My mother was very ill, unfortunately to the point of uninsurable. She did not have any life insurance and my dads VA benefits will only cover her being buried. She does not want a funeral. Just to be cremated and buried along side her husband. I would like to hold a small celebration of life for grandchildren to see the impact Bernadette L. Wootten made upon the world.
Thank you for your donations and as my mother would say, "Pray as Your Going!"