A beautiful poem, A Mother’s Love: By Erma Bombeck. A reminder of mom’s love, a lovely reminder for Mother’s Day or any day!

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Enjoy this lovely poem by Erma Bombeck.

What a gift Erma Bombeck was to all mothers. Tuck these words away to to share with your children one day.

a poem written for mother's by erma bombeck

A Mother’s Love: By Erma Bombeck

A Mother’s Love: By Erma Bombeck

Some day when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a mother, I will tell them:

I loved you enough to ask about where you were going, with whom and what time you would get home.

I loved you enough to insist that you buy a bike, that we could afford to give you, with your own money.

I loved you enough to make you return a Milky-Way with a bite out of it to the drug store and to confess “I stole this.”

I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that would have taken me 15 minutes.

I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, disgust and tears in my eyes.

I loved you enough to admit I was wrong and ask for your forgiveness.

I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall and hurt.

But most of all, I loved you enough to say NO when you hated me for it. That was the hardest part of all.

Isn’t it amazing that we get a day just to celebrate the most wonderful job in the world?

I also love this post, Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy Board, and the poem I included in the post, A Prayer for a Mature Life.

I love being a mother, and I’ll always think back to how my own mom must have felt as a mother. And now I’m the mom to these 3 great kids, Elliot, Garrett and Abigail – my greatest gifts in life.

Happy Mother’s Day to all my wonderful friends! I hope you enjoy your day!