A mother’s love is like an island in life’s ocean vast and wide-
A peaceful, quiet shelter from the restless, rising tide.
A mother’s love is like a fortress, and we seek protection there
When the waves of tribulation seem to drown us in despair.
A mother’s love is a sanctuary where our souls can find sweet rest
From the struggle and the tension of life’s fast and futile quest.
A mother’s love is like a tower rising far above the crowd,
Her smile is like the sunshine breaking through a threatening cloud.
A mother’s love is like a beacon burning bright with faith and prayer,
And through the changing scenes of life we can find a haven there.
For a mother’s life is fashioned after God’s enduring love-
It is endless and unfailing like the love of Him above.
For God knew he couldn’t be everywhere,
So He put His little Children in a loving mother’s care.
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~