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    Pass It On
    By: Maxine M.

    Adam was lonely; even among two of every kind of animal, for him there wasn’t a “help mate”
    No one to comfort, caress or encourage…what would be this single male’s fate?
    So God in His mercy made a woman…someone with whom he could fully participate

    A sounding board for his problems; provide advice as their maturity started to unfold
    A mate to bear his children, mold the next generation, a companion with whom to grow old
    One willing to sacrifice, compromise, manage well her virtue…worth more than gold

    Now, today, we salute the women in OUR lives and the contributions they have made
    The example they set, their “molding” influence down through time will never fade
    Be it mother, grandmother, sister, daughter or aunt…by their guidance & teaching our future was laid

    Even an orphan or those to whom the word MOTHER brings a cold chill
    Perhaps had a teacher, neighbor, nurse or nanny whom the role of matriarch would fulfill
    Surely somewhere in every life a women tried to, the essence of love instill

    Maybe a mother quiet & shy, who tirelessly worked to make a “home” & strengthen family ties
    Days spent caring for her family…cooking, sewing, cleaning or hushing a sick child’s cries
    Attending church faithfully, raising chickens…”family extras” her egg money buys

    Churning butter, gardening, canning…in the winter months those pickles & peaches were oh so nice!
    In Faith she welcomed others into her home knowing this was a GODLY SACRIFICE
    That same Faith sustained her as she buried 2 children, saying, His Grace will SUFFICE

    Remember the Grandmother who so FULLY represented all the qualities the very word brings to mind?
    The mother of one born prematurely, but with a “never give up” spirit she was designed
    Thus her tiny child, under her exceptional care, grew & thrived…the doctor’s prognosis realigned

    Down through time her descendants received great treasure in remembering her ways
    The love, strength & courage that so defined her in those final earthly days
    The memory sustains us as we also prepare to enter that trying phase

    Today we can honor the never married teacher who gave her pupils special attention & care
    Like an “old mother hen” she instilled a love of reading, history, poetry & how to play fair
    A mentor, personal encourager, even after you left her class, good advice she’d often share

    She never criticized or belittled when you had made a mistake…as OTHER teachers had done
    A perfect example of a “you can over come” spirit, as a battle over polio she had won
    One day she will be REWARDED for the “seeds” of confidence she administered one by one

    These women are now GONE!! Did they somehow know how appreciated they were…I hope so!
    But often this goes unsaid…we overlook & neglect to give praise and let them know
    Mothers may get cards, but to praise a kindly neighbor, we’re often very slow

    Don’t let that regret happen in your life…don’t hesitate to let love show
    Those important women in your life, friend, co-worker, boss…honor also on them bestow
    Let Christ’s love shine through you to them…in Godly faith help them to grow

    Tell them of the “Greatest Gift” ever given…how God sent His only Son down to earth below
    To die for the human race, to SAVE them from their sin & the coming judgment’s woe
    That they CAN escape the tribulation’s chaos by accepting Christ…letting Salvation flow

    Escape as Jesus did from the tomb…even BEFORE the angels rolled away the stone
    In His incorruptible body, no longer subject to space & matter, as is only humanly known
    Inform them that He’s COMING BACK to gather together His own

    But while we’re WAITING, He sent the Holy Spirit to live IN us…the closest relationship ever known
    We can rely on Him; COMMUNICATE with Him…even better than that Hi-tech cell phone
    HE will direct us, guide & inform us, He knows our feelings when all we can do is groan

    Telling them is the best thing you can do for these women…whether they’re your mother or not
    All those who taught & guided you, befriended you, whose influence you never forgot
    Remember their contribution to your life, PASS IT ON!! it a casual acquaintance or those you love a lot
    sigpicAll poems/prose I post are written by my mom, Maxine M. (Pictured) ...given to her from our Lord. May they bless and encourage all who read. Please feel free to share them with anyone!
    Judy for Jesus