A Mother’s Hands

photo by RBJ

 A Mother’s Hands…

reach out to bless her children and

reach up to praise the Lord.

They’re always loving, often praying, and

ever giving more than she keeps for herself.

A mother’s hands may tire,

but they never expire in their efforts

to do good for those she loves.

A mother’s hands may age,

But her influence lasts forever.

© 2010, Rebecca Barlow Jordan 

Every mother’s hands tell a story. The picture above shows my mother’s hands on her 90th birthday. A skilled musician, her amazing hands filled her home with music even in the last years of her life. Six words that described her hands: Youthful, Busy, Talented, Serving, Caring, Generous.  

Mom’s hands are still now, but we still hear her songs through home recorded CD’s. I’m sure heaven is hearing them now as well.  We miss you, Mom.

What six words describe your mother’s hands? What kind of story do (did) they tell? Share your words/stories/comments below. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms! 

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    4 Responses to “A Mother’s Hands”

    1. Barbara Broadway on May 9th, 2011 8:59 am

      Your tribute to your mom is heartwarming. My mom is 91 and now incapable of communicating to us verbally. I miss her voice and her kind words. She is a faithful woman who raised six children to be caring Christians. To describe her hands I would say prayerful,
      strong, loving, nurturing and generous. I am lucky to still have my mom this Mother’s Day and proud to tell her how much I love her.

    2. Rebecca on May 9th, 2011 1:35 pm

      Thank you, Barbara, for your encouraging words, and sweet thoughts about your mom. I know they are a blessing to others who read your comments.

    3. Al Yoder on March 15th, 2012 5:53 am

      Thank you for your passion for Christ and for honoring your mother. I especially appreciated your referring to your mother’s hands because that is what led me to your web site. I was thinking about the power of a person’s hands to either hurt or heal.

      As a 64 year old man, I can still recall as a child having migraine headaches. My mother would place her cool hand on my hot forehead and it would feel like God himself had touched me. My mother is now 85 years old and outgoing, taking an active interest in others, mowing lawn, cleaning house, cooking for a large family, sending birthday cards with notes to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

      I thank God for all you godly mothers. What a blessing you are!

    4. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on March 17th, 2012 10:00 pm

      Thank you, Al, for sharing those recollections of your own mother’s hands. It sounds like her hands are still active, still blessing and giving. I appreciate your comments.

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