Originally published May 6, 2016, on Jepsonfiles.com
Mother Near Me
by Aaron Jepson
May 6, 2016
Mother are you listening to me?
Heart is beating in sync with yours.
Soon the time for me to enter,
Eyes will meet and mine will close.
Am I a child that came with angels?
Am I an answer to a prayer?
Am I a loved and precious addition
To a family sealed forever?
Mother, are you sad and crying?
Has your heart begun to tear?
Do I ask a price that’s heavy,
Far too much for you to bear?
My new beginning has been challenged,
Travelling on a winding road.
My journey starts a little different.
My future feels a little cold.
My mind is mostly fogged and damaged,
My spirit housed in misty seas.
I cannot speak and say I love you.
I show love by other means.
I love you for the hours of giving
All you are and all you’ll be.
A mother’s job is never easy.
A mother’s love will never cease.
Am I the son that makes you happy?
Am I the son you really need?
Am I the son that you are proud of?
I’m trying to be in word and deed.
Am I the one who knows you better?
Sometimes I know how you can grieve.
Are you the one who makes me stronger?
What can I do to give relief?
Mom, you teach me and protect me
From the pain of Satan’s lies.
Without you, I would be a wanderer
Lost and lonely in his vice.
A distant time and far away manger,
A quiet, starry night so clear,
A Savior born to virgin mother,
A baby soft and sacred dear.
As Christ was born to mortal mother,
As Mary felt the pain and angst,
Am I a son to ask for better?
Am I more worthy or more a saint?
A beautiful, soft and special woman
Made for a sacred mission here,
No one knew the pain she suffered
When Christ the Lord was hanging there.
Must we ask our Lord and Savior
Why our mothers are so dear?
What answer can He give that tells us
More than what He showed us here?
Behold, Thy Mother was His challenge
To all of us that faith adhere.
I love you, Mother, with all my spirit,
All my soul, I need you near.