Mother's day poems for friends
For the Mom you know. There are a lot of moms in this world - sisters and friends too. Give an ode to the mom near you...
"I had such a great mom
and I know that I'd
never be that mom.
I wouldn't want to bring a child into this
unless I could be."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
85. Before the child was born – Anonymous
Perfect for the mom-to-be!
A mother's love begins
Before the child is born
And lasts through time
And many wounds
And days of joy
And days of sorrow
Until, at the end
Is that solid core
That began as love
Before the child was born.
86. To My Sister, on Mother's Day - Nicholas Gordon
A clever little ditty that pushes back the sands of time.
To my sister on Mother's Day:
Often I remember how we were
More focused on ourselves when we were young.
Years and children sweep in like a tide,
Separating us from distant shores.
87. Mother's day poem for a sister - Joanna Fuchs
From a wanna-be mom to the sister who “gets” motherhood.
I've been watching you be a mother, Sis,
And I just want you to know,
I admire you and respect you, because
As a mom, you are a pro!
88. To Lead a Girl to Womanhood – Anonymous
Motherhood can be a little scary – remind mom of what's most important.
Open her eyes
to the blessings around her
Show her that beauty and
goodness surround her.
Help her to trust in the future,
not fear it.
Teach her that dreams are the winds of the spirit,
Guide her with wisdom and
For she is God's pleasure
-His flower of creation.
89. Relationship of Mother and Daughter – Anonymous
For the mom with that adorable little girl with her every step of the way.
You can see it in their eyes,
in tender hugs and long good-byes,
a love that only moms and daughters know.
You can see it in their smiles,
through passing years and changing styles,
a friendship that continually seems to grow.
You can see it in their lives,
the joy each one of them derives,
in just knowing that the other one is there...
To care and to understand,
lend an ear or hold a hand,
and to celebrate the memories they share.
90. What is a Mother? - Katherine Nelson Davis
Great for the more mature mother you admire.
A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience,
And wonderful gentleness, too.
How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years!
The heart of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family
Whose needs she has placed above all.
A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and gay.
A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill -
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!
91. Real Mothers – Anonymous
Moms with kids of all ages will appreciate this down to earth look at motherhood.
Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried playdough doesn't come out of shag carpet.
Real Mothers sometimes ask "why me?" and get their answer when a little voice says, "because I love you best."
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mother.
92. Mother's day poem for a friend - Joanna Fuchs
Great from a wanna-be mom to that super mom nearest you.
I'm proud to have you as my friend,
A wonderful friend for me;
You're also a great mother, too;
I watch you admiringly.
93. Mothers are the gardeners – Anonymous
For the more mature moms with a love for literature.
Mothers are the gardeners
Of wind-blown wild flowers.
They water them with happy tears,
Happy with them many years,
Even as the hours
Ring with sweet, sad melodies
Sighing through their bowers.
94. Just Desserts - Louise Hajek
Good for a giggle to moms of any aged child.
Baby dear is cushion-plump.
He finds all food is sweet.
Fruits and milk and cereal,
How swiftly he dispatches all,
Then blissfully he lingers
On the best of all desserts,
Those delicious fingers.
95. These are the years - Barbara Burrow
Perfect for mothers of newborns or really little munchkins.
These are the years, the gentle years,
the soft and sentimental years
when wee little fingers
reach and touch
and little eyes gaze
with wonder and trust,
when you love so tenderly
and so so much,
these are the gentle years.
These are the years, the rainbow years,
the quiet, walk-on-tiptoes years,
the years of laughter
and smiles and sighs
when both of you watch
with misty eyes
the tiny bed
where a cherub lies,
these are the rainbow years.
These are the years, the tender years,
the blissful, sweet-surrender years,
when your little treasure
is the soul and purpose
and center of
your plans and dreams
and dearest love,
these are the tender years.
96. The Little Things - Katherine Nelson Davis
A sentimental reminder of how precious these years truly are.
It is the little things that count
And give a mother pleasure -
The things her children bring to her
Which they so richly treasure...
The picture that is smudged a bit
With tiny fingerprints,
The colored rock, the lightning bugs,
The sticky peppermints;
The ragged, bright bouquet of flowers
A child brings, roots and all -
These things delight a mother's heart
Although they seem quite small.
A mother can see beauty
In the very smallest thing
For there's a little bit of heaven
In a small child's offering.