Mothers arms are safe and warm
A place to rest from the storm
A place to laugh, a place to cry
A place of peace to wonder why
A place to feel your world’s ok
A place of comfort every day
When mothers’ arms are wrapped around
A nicer place cannot be found.
I can still recall sitting on my mother’s lap, nestled in her arms as a small child. It’s a feeling I miss when things get troubling in life; no other arms are quite the same. I miss my mother, she’s been gone since 2005. I’m thankful that I have some wonderful memories to fall back on when I feel like I need that safe, restful place.
My daughters are 23 & 20 and how I miss being able to scoop them up into my arms when they are upset, scared, or ill! The next best thing to being in your mother’s arms is having your own child in your embrace. Of course I can still hug them, but it isn’t the same as gathering them up and snuggling in the rocker, the little head resting over your heart as they calm down and relax into you. What a wonderful thing it is to be able to do that for someone. That, perhaps, is my favorite thing about motherhood—being able to comfort with such a simple thing as wrapping my arms around my children, making them feel safe without a word.
This Mothers’ Day hug your kids, or if you’re lucky enough to still have her near, embrace your mother; it will mean so much to you both.