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A Mother's Heart
by Juanita Pittman-Brown
10/28/06
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A Mother’s Heart

Recently, someone emailed me a story about a young man now serving in Iraq. I was so touched that I wrote a poem entitled, “But for the Grace of God”. Each time I read this email, tears fill my eyes; and there is an ache in my soul. It is but for the grace of God that it would be my children who serve in this war. I am so very thankful as an American that there are courageous and honorable men and women who serve and protect our land. Ultimately, I am reminded of my blessings and the service of others that my blessings may ever be. I pray for them daily.

For all who serve, those who love them, and all of us who benefit from their courage, honor, and service, I remain forevermore thankful in my heart. My prayers go with all those who protect our nation and all Americans.

But for the Grace of God

But for the grace of God
I could be the one
Who awaits their son’s return --
But for the grace of God
It could be to see my son
I do daily yearn --
But for the grace of God
I could be the one who wonders
Is my son okay --
But for the grace of God
My son could be the one
In that foreign land
Oh so far away --
But for the grace of God
I could question in my soul
Is he hurting or wandering
In the pitted-black night –
But for the grace of God
My son too could be required
For our country to daily fight --
But for the grace of God
I could ask myself
Is he firing guns
And even being fired upon --
But for the grace of God
I could be grieving and singing
Death’s song --
But for the grace of God
I could be wondering
Will he sleep well tonight
And will he be dreaming
With quiet-time free
Of shots of terror in the night --
But for the grace of God
My son too could be called
Upon to take up weapons
And fight --
But for the grace of God
I could be wondering
What will become of my son
And will he even return
Into my sight --
But for the grace of God
It could be my son
Instead of Brian
Forced to take up a gun…

From the innocence of boyhood
To manhood there came
A war upon the scene
Which has created for young men
Like Brian a purpose
I feel sure they would not
Have chosen within their life’s scheme --
But for the grace of God
Brian could be my son --
He too is the reason
That I pray each day
And seek peace
Beneath the beaming sun --
But for the grace of God
My son too could be
In harm’s way
And it is for Brian
My soul does ache
And for him I do
Solemnly pray --
I pray for his safety
And peace within
A joy to come tomorrow
And for this war to end --
I pray for him
As I would my son
Were he in harm’s way
And I will continue
To seek God’s protection
Each and every day
And for Brian and all others
Who fight for America
I do and will continue
To ardently pray…

May God be with us as a people and a nation; and may He direct our future as each day comes to view.

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Juanita Pittman-Brown
October 2006


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