I'll tie each shoe and wipe each nose
I'll clean their ears and trim their toes
I'll dry their eyes when there's a tear
And chase away their every fear.
I'll pick them up when they fall down
And try to never wear a frown.
I'll clear a path to help them see,
All God created them to be.
This is my prayer and utmost plea
To be the best that I can be
And I won't give it up for fame
Or for some treasure I could claim.
For in my simple calculation
There is no greater occupation
Than the role I play of mother
For it stands high above all others!
Copyright 2023 Jeaninne Johnson Stokes
Whether you're a biological, surrogate, grandmother, or a mother-to-be, I salute you today as we prepare to celebrate the greatest call of all.
Happy Mother's Day!