A Son to His Mother – Challenge 3 (For Chris)

A Son to His Mother

by Anne Sikes


I remember well when you were born

… an ordinary day.

I set out for the hospital

I didn’t expect to stay.

Before the helicopter ride,

The pains had well begun.

Three hours later, in my arms

I held my newborn son.

When I heard the words the nurse had said…

“It’s a boy!”, I cried.

The pregnancy had been difficult

I think a twin had died.

I held your hand throughout the years

And watched you grow so tall.

We had our battles now and then,

But we survived them all.

And now that I am older, Son,

It’s you who comforts me,

At times when life clouds up my view,

You help me clearly see.

As you have grown, and gone your way,

There is no prouder Mom.

There is no finer man to me,

Than the man that you’ve become.

About Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.
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4 Responses to A Son to His Mother – Challenge 3 (For Chris)

  1. cclody says:

    Truly “There is no prouder Mom…”
    Anne talk about overwhelming the “challenge!” You are blessed in so many ways…keep counting those blessings. I loved the poem!
    His Peace,

  2. Anne Sikes says:

    🙂 I’m blessed with 3 wonderful children. Thankful for each of them. Tommy knows though…he’s kind of a favorite with all of us…and with my granddaughter too. 🙂 I’d love to give him a hug. Have to do it over internet and phone though, but I did see him recently, and had a wonderful visit with him.

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