I thought of you and closed my eyes
	And prayed to God today.
	I asked what makes a Mother
	And I know I heard him say,

	A Mother has a baby
	This we know is true. 
	But God, can you be a Mother
	When your baby's not with you?

	Yes you can, he replied 
	With confidence in his voice.
	I give many women babies
	When they leave is not their choice

	Some I send for a lifetime
	And others for a day.
	And some I send to feel your womb.
	But there's no need to stay.

	I just don't understand this, God
	I want my baby here!
	He took a breath and cleared His throat
	And then I saw a tear

	I wish I could show you
	What your child is doing today.
	If you could see your child smile         
	With the other children and say,

	"We go to earth to learn our lessons
	Of love and life and fear.
	My Mommy loved me oh so much
	I got to come straight here."

	"I feel so lucky to have a Mom
	Who had so much love for me.
	I learned my lesson very quickly
	and My Mommy set me free."

	"I miss my Mommy oh so much
	But I visit her each day.
	When she goes to sleep at night
	On her pillow is where I lay."

	"I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek
	And whisper in her ear,
	Mommy don't be sad today
	I am your baby and I am here."

	So you see my dear sweet one
	Your children are okay
	Your babies are here in My home
	And this is where they'll stay.

	They'll wait for you with Me
	Until your lesson is through.
	And on the day that you come home
	They'll be at the gates for you.

	So now you see what makes a Mother
	It's the feeling in your heart.
	It's the love you had so much of
	Right from the very start.

	Though some on earth 
	may not realize you are a Mother,
	Until their time is done.
	They'll be up here with Me one day
	And you know you're the best one!

	Jennifer Wasik 

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