Theodora (God’s gift)
Gift of God, you birthed me into this earth and named me His glory.
Knowing that there was no joy without His glory Knowing there was no life, no hope, no story,
But in Him.
So when He gave me to you,
You gave me back to Him and said this child shall give Glory to God,
Because you loved me.
Because you loved Him.
For what greater love than a man laying down his life,
For truly great love requires sacrifice.
And every day I watched you die,
Die to your desires so that I could have mine,
Die to your pain so that I could smile,
With the weight of the world balanced on your shoulders,
And me tied around your waist,
Whilst my sister and brother hold your hands either side,
Both mother and father of three.
A childhood where love unspoken
But everyday displayed with food on the table,
A roof over my head, and clothes on my back.
Working till all hours of the night
And then coming home to screaming children’s fights,
And never letting us go astray,
But always guiding our path,
Leading our way.
(Not before pulling a silly face)
And reminding me to always stand tall,
And not let anyone tell me I can’t have it all,
Because with God I am invincible.
Your love beat down poverty and lack
Your love destroyed pity and slack
Bred strength, and wisdom and an opportunity to return that love back.
It was more than maternal instinct It was survival, sacrifice, life.
Gift of God, you birthed me into this earth and called me His glory.
His glory that sprung through His love.
His love that I’ve seen more than enough of
Because I’ve seen it every day in you.
My mum, My love.