Saturday, November 6, 2010


bless all young mothers

at the end of the day,

kneeling wearily with each

small one

to hear them pray.

Too tired to rise when done...

and yet, they do,

longing just to sleep

one whole night through.

Too tired to sleep...

too tired to pray...


bless all young mothers

at the close of the day."

~Ruth Bell Graham

I remember the busyness of young mothers with little ones, and I have seen the tired looks on some of their faces lately. We, the older mothers hold you in our hearts and prayers.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I see that look on my daughter and daughter in loves faces often....I love them for taking such good car of my littles

LDH said...

A precious poem and photo!

Miss Debbie said...

Very sweet prayer. I remember those days as well....always being tired and under slept. Funny....feeling that way these days, too....just for other reasons! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy,
I found your blog on Debi's blog due to knowing Connie via blogging. Anyhow, I'm a Christian gal living in Southern Calif just moving on in life after being widowed, while raising a little one still at home. God is good as he's taking care of me just as a heavenly father would.
I look forward to continuing to read your blog.

Here's mine if you wish to follow mine;

God bless,

LisaShaw said...

Oh Judy, what a beautiful precious baby!!!

I agree with you on the young mothers. I have a daughter in her mid-twenties who is a young Mother of two and I'm thankful they are coming for thanksgiving. I'm also hoping to give her some much needed rest during that visit as I COMPLETELY enjoy my two Grand babies!!!!

Love you much!

lindsey said...

Amen! Lovely post Judy. yes it does bring back memories doesnt it..watching our daughters. What a pleasure it is to be able to help out at times.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful poem! I enjoy your daughter Jeane so much in her posts. I just stopped to pray for her after reading that prayer. In the midst of her busy life, she always gives me something to smile at. What a blessing she must be to you. We mothers of girls! :D

Sonja said...

I just this morning was reading some of her poems, and I knew right away when I started reading your post that this was RBG. Her words always touch my heart.

Have a great Sunday!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I just popped over from Sonja's and so glad I did-it seems we have much in common and I loved your profile. What a wonderful prayer-going to copy it and remember it. I'm going to follow you because I think we travel many of the same paths with daughters and lots of grands.

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a precious and powerful sentiment, Judy!

It's so true ... young mothers have a huge responsibility, and so rarely get to take a break. I can think of no one better than Ruth Graham (and you) to frame their hearts in words.

Such a precious baby!


Jeane` said...

Beautiful picture of my little neicey-poo and a lovely prayer to go with it too! (and who said i couldn't ryhme???)

Love you!


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