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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Employment (01/26/12)

TITLE: Just A Mother
By Carol Penhorwood
01/30/12


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Just A Mother

Lord, I am just a mother,
My impact very small,
My world made up of just four walls,
I don't feel ten feet tall.

The world goes on around me
While I just spin my wheels,
The tasks that must be done today,
Tomorrow...same old spiel.

I dreamed of being used by You,
Of mountains I would climb,
But rush through all my household chores
Before it's supper time.

But when I look into the eyes
Of those I love the best,
Thanksgiving fills me every time,
I know that I am blessed.

I see the future in their eyes,
Of all that they'll become--
Lights in the darkness of our world--
From what now seems humdrum.

I'm building kingdom workers,
Launching precious gifts,
Each life a treasure in Your hands,
Not simply set adrift.

Help me to build within each heart
A zeal and love for You,
No more important task I have
Than this You've called me to.



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CD Swanson 02/02/12
Beautifully written...And, "just a mother" is the biggest job of all. I loved this...thanks. God bless~
Helen Curtis02/03/12
I think we were one a similar train of thought this week! I can really relate to this poem. I grew up in a a church that encouraged women in ministry and leadership.

This was great and I was very active in my church, but then I married and became a mum; suddenly, I could barely listen to a sermon, let alone be of any 'use' to anyone. It took about 4 or 5 years, but God was able to show me that of all my ministries, raising my boys is by far the most important role I will ever have. I wish I had been better prepared for that role, but God is gracious and kind.

Thank you so much for writing this poem, it's a wonderful encouragement for those of us in what can be a seemingly-thankless job. Well done.
Francy Judge 02/06/12
Beautiful poem, beautiful message. I especially liked your last two stanzas.
Jody Day 02/06/12
This is great and my heart exactly. A mentor once told me I was writing "living epistles" when I was raising my children.
Good job!
Amy Michelle Wiley 02/06/12
Beautiful thoughts. I felt the meter was a little forced in some places but otherwise enjoyed it. God uses us in different ways during different seasons of our lives, and I think motherhood is one of the most vital.