A Mother’s Love – Helen Steiner Rice

May 9, 2017

 A beautiful poem written by Helen Steiner Rice. A Mother's love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, ...

A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,

It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .

It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .

It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .

It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .

A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.



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  1. Reply


    Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day. And to all of you Mother’s out there.
    Thank you for sharing Maree.

    1. Reply

      Maree Dee

      Janet – A Happy Mothers Day to you. It is so wonderful to have you part of our circle here at Embracing the Unexpected. Blessings, Maree

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    Amy Jung

    Beautiful poem! A mother’s love IS a miraculous mystery…

    1. Reply

      Maree Dee

      Amy – So true, A mother’s love is a miraculous mystery. Maree

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    I love this! This will be my second Mother’s Day without my mom. She loved Helen Steiner Rice and had a big book of her poems. Thanks Maree!

    1. Reply

      Maree Dee

      Laura – I know I would have loved your mom if she liked Helen Steiner Rice. I bet each Mothers Day you miss her. Praying your thoughts of her warm your day.


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