Inspiration Sunday ~~Happy Mother’s Day!!

I thought Mother’s Day would be the perfect day to rerun this poem.

Mothers are sometimes so busy that we forget “to read the handwriting on the wall”.

Handwriting on The Wall

By Author Unknown

A weary mother returned from the store,
Lugging groceries through the kitchen door.
Awaiting her arrival was her 8 year old son,
Anxious to relate what his younger brother had done.

While I was out playing and Dad was on a call,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall
It’s on the new paper you just hung in the den.
I told him you’d be mad at having to do it again.

She let out a moan and furrowed her brow,  Valentine Heart 2
Where is your little brother right now?
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.

She called his full name as she entered his room.
He trembled with fear–he knew that meant doom
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved
About the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.

Lamenting all the work it would take to repair,
She condemned his actions and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got,
Then stomped from his room, totally distraught

She headed for the den to confirm her fears.
When she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart.
It said, I love Mommy, surrounded by a heart.

Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it,
With an empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all,
Take time to read the handwriting on the wall.

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  1. Robin Wilson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this poem. Been a little down today, having to spend Mother’s Day alone. But this really helped me reflect. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all your followers.

  2. Blessie Nelson says:

    This poem moved my heart! Always calm yourself first before approaching yours kids for bad behavior that way you would end up being foolish for a wonderful thing your child does for you!

  3. so beautiful
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  4. how cute. hope you had a great mothers day

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