It reminded me that our generation is not the first to struggle for the hearts and souls of our children. Each generation has had it's own unique challenges and difficulties. We are walking in the footsteps of countless women who have sacrificed and poured their all into this life changing work called motherhood.
I'm sure my great-grandmother would never have dreamed that a small poem she had tucked away into the pages of a book would end up in the hands of her great-granddaughter and great-great-grandson. It is a nice feeling to think that all the little things we do could one day be found and remembered by the generations to come. Here is the poem for you to enjoy.
A Diamond in the Rough
A diamond in the rough is a diamond sure enough
For before it ever sparkles
it is made of diamond stuff!
Of course, someone must find it,
or it will never be found.
And then someone must grind it,
or it will never be ground.
And when it's found and when it's ground,
and when it's burnished bright
that diamond's everlasting
just flashing out its light.
O Mother in that family,
to hope is not enough!
The task is yours, that child is
just a diamond in the rough.
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