Born of blood, in labour’s pain,
life contracts, and breathes again;
true love’s sacrificial start
is pregnant with a bleeding heart.
True love bleeds – first, to give life, then, to sustain it. To love means heartache and pain just as surely as joy. It is entering into another’s world, accepting the call to stand with another through joy and pain, sun and rain. It is choosing to give up comfort to carry another’s burdens. It is accepting the highest calling, to lay aside part of one’s own agenda to champion someone else’s. Isn’t this what God did in setting aside His divinity to become like us, to bleed on our behalf? It is a deep privilege to be called a mother, to copy in some small way the sacrificial love of our greatest Hero. Happy Mother’s Day to each of you…
WOW, Mel. God bless you today–love, sis Caddo
Thanks C-J! 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day to you too.
Thanks Gallivanta! Is your Mother’s Day over there the same time as ours??
Yes it is. May 12th.
Beautiful and powerful! Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂
Thanks so much, Shannon! Happy Mother’s Day!
This is lovely Melody 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day to you to – on Mother’s Day & always!
Thanks so much, Rosy! Right back at ya! 🙂
Another beautiful post, Melody. Yes, Happy Mothers Day to all mothers everywhere.
Beautiful and true…
Thanks so much… 🙂
Blessed we are! We are trusted with life !
What a gift! I agree.
This is so beautiful, Melody, and powerful too . .and touching! It’s got it all! That last line really got me . ..thank you! Happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks Debbie! Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!
LOVE the phrase “life contracts and breathes again”. Powerful image! Happy Mothers’ day!
Thanks! You, too!