My Mother, My Gem

My Mother, my gem, what beauty she holds.
Her worth is far greater than rubies or gold.
She was created by God and sent from above,
And the first gem she gives me is
 the gemstone of LOVE.

A love unconditional;
she loves at all times.
Her love never fails me; 
For, you see, it's sublime.
The second gem she gives me is
GUIDANCE each day,
As she follows the Lord
and shows me the way.
He gave her the knowledge,
through His Holy Birth,
To pass on to me ~
for survival on earth.
But, the ultimate goal,
at the end of her miles,
Is to hear her God say,
"Well done, my child."

Then came the third gem,
 God gave with no price.
And, with His great wisdom
came the gem of SACRIFICE.
A Mother who's true to God's Holy Word
Will lay down her life
 and not a sigh will be heard.
She will give all she owns
and never ask why, To keep safe,
those God loaned her from heaven on high.
Next comes the fourth gem
and she will walk through the fire
To give all that is needed to

Whatever my task or the choices I make,
She'll help me get through with
 fewer mistakes.
She fears the Lord and,
 for this, she is praised
And her faith will be rewarded
at the end of her days.

Then comes the fifth gem of COURAGE,
not fear.
She teaches me to listen,
just so I may hear.
I have Satan to battle,
every minute of each day.
But, God is the answer,
 if I'll follow His way.

She is always there, be it day or night,
To build up my courage
and teach me what's right.
Many women do noble things. 
But, she surpasses them all
When, as a Mother, she listens
and responds to God's call.

Last, but not least,
 is the gemstone of PRAYER.
She spends hours on her knees
to keep me safe in His care.
She teaches me, daily,
that life's trials can be long.
But, if I'll have faith,
 God will help me be strong.

She can be soft and tender,
but tough when it's time.
For, she loves me, unselfishly,
and her love is entwined;
Around the heart of God,
and then back to me.
For, she gives me her love,

She is my Mother, my Gemstone,
so precious and rare
And I'm so Thankful
God placed me safe in her care. 

2003 by Loretta Coley Lipsey
Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her worth is far above Rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
so she will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:10

Her Children rise up and call her Blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman
who fears the Lord, shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:28-30

Written and dedicated to the Mothers
 and Daughters Bethel Baptist Church.
Our Theme for the Luncheon was
 'My Mother, My Gem'.


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