Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Love of a Mother for a Son

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son,

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
that transcends all other affections of the heart.

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
It is neither to be chilled by selfishness,

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
nor daunted by danger, nor weakened by worthlessness, nor stifled by ingratitude.

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
 She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience;

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
 she will surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment;

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
 she will glory in his fame, and exult in his prosperity; and if adversity overtake him, he will be the dearer to her by misfortune;

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son
 and if disgrace settle upon his name, she will still love and cherish him; and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to him.

Washington Irving

Jesus: The Love of  a Mother for a Son

  Even He that died for us upon the cross, in the last hour, in the unutterable agony of death, was mindful of His mother, as if to teach us that this holy love should be our last worldly thought,—the last point of earth from which the soul should take its flight for heaven.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

I will link this to:

A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sundays  at Sunny Simple Life
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Spiritual Sundays  
Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill


martinealison said...

Une merveilleuse publication qui harmonise les mots et les clich├ęs...
Gros bisous

gabraj said...


Jonell said...

I always so enjoy your photos..and the text is very sweet today..thought provoking. I had/still have not one but 3 sons each different and each a blessing in unique ways.

I like how you tied it to "OUR" saviour and His love and sacrifice for us.


Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Beautiful post. I love my daughter to the moon and back, but I always thought how great it would be to also have a son.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Thank you Sherry for these lovely thoughts of the sacrifice of our Lord and the unimaginable love he has for us.

Peace of God to you,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful tribute and message!

Ann said...

We really do feel that way about our Son--would do anything for him!! It's so wonderful to conceive HOW MUCH JESUS loved us. Great illustration.

Ruth Kelly said...

Bless you on this Sabbath Day.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thank you Sherry for this beautiful post. It is hard when you have a son who walks away, but a Mother's love is enduring even through the pain.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

beautiful Sherry

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous photos too...

Kathe said...

This touched my heart. Today is my oldest sons birthday and lives so far away. Thank you for this beautiful post.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This lovely post has moved me to tears.

May you have a wonderfully peaceful Holy week.

Cozy Little House said...

Beautiful words and photos.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful post, Sherry...lovely photos!

Gayle said...

What an artistic tribute. Thank you for working so hard on this to bless us.

Denise Marie said...


The Tablescaper said...

Just beautiful.

Wonderful to have you at SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

- The Tablescaper

sweet violets said...

How beautiful....God bless you!!

Chenille Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful and meaningful post, Sherry.
I have often thought about Mary and how the scriptures say "she pondered these things in her heart". What a precious Mother she was to our Lord and Saviour.
Blessings to you this Easter.
Carolynn xoxo

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How movingly beautiful Sherry. x

The French Hutch said...

Thank You Sherry. How beautiful and thought provoking for this Holy Week!

The French Hutch

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That was beautiful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have tears in my eyes, and I'm sooooo thankful to that wonderful Son who died and rose that we might live with Him forever in the presence and warmth of God.

And His mother is pretty awesome, too.



Crystal Grandeur said...

Wonderful post...Touching...:):)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So beautiful and so true!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for posting this, I have 3 sons all different but just wonderful, I love and enjoy them so!

Debra @ Homespun said...

What a beautiful post

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherry, I just got your note and came by to see the picture. Do you know, I don't think I have seen this! Is this over near the cross and the shrine on San Marco Avenue? It is beautiful.

I'm sending you Easter hugs across the miles...



Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

OH, how glad I am that I saw this post, though a bit late! Being blessed with two sons, I know of that love well, and of "the" Son's love too. Wonderful and beautiful. Thank you! ~Zuni


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