Monday, August 18, 2008

The Greatest Work In the World

My Work

I have the greatest work in the world;
The job of rocking a baby to sleep,
That of guiding his tottering feet,
A baby's clothes to launder and fold,
A precious life to shape and mold,
A drink to give from a little cup,
At night his toys to gather up,
Hurts to heal and fears to quell,
A baby to keep clean and well,
A stack of diapers to put,
Oh, what a happy worthwhile day!
I am a "Mother."

I have the greatest work in to world;
A husband to encourage when things go wrong,
When he comes from work to greet with a song,
Denims and shirts to wash and mend,
A helping hand, when needed, to lend,
Three times a day is meals to cook,
To strive to be my best to look,
His back to rub at the close of the day,
For his faithfulness to God I pray,
When hubby's in the field I take lemonade,
for all these tasks his love has Paid.
I am a " Wife."

I have the greatest work in the world;
A home to keep happy, clean and bright,
Make things go smooth and strive for the right,
Jams to cook and jellies to make,
Cookies and pies and bread to bake,
Washing, ironing, and sewing to do,
So many tasks, will I ever get though?
Lettuce to wash and peas to pick,
floors to scrub, lost items to seek,
Dishes to wash and windows to shine,
These and many more tasks are mine.
I am a "Homemaker."

Help me, Father, to faithfully work,
Forgive if I unconsciously shirk,
give me the patience and love I pray,
To keep myself in duties way;
With all the hustle that each day brings
May I not neglect the needing things;
Each day to spend time alone with Thee
That Jesus Christ be seen in me.
Thank you for husband, our home, our girls and boys;
Thank you for love which brings me much joy.
Thank you , Lord.

----Mary Lou Burkholder

I found this poem at Happy to Be Home.


  1. I love your post and borrowed it for my blog!

    You are such a blessing to me and I love "visiting" your site!

    God bless you!

  2. Hi, June,
    Thanks for the visit and the comment -- and I love your post! We husbands are so blessed by our wives, even if we're a bit negligent in setting our thoughts to verse.

  3. Very nice poem. There is an order to a mother's life :) Love all of the paintings you have on your blog. It would be fun to see your family. We have six and you have eight? Family is treasure for sure.

  4. Thanks for sharing this ~ I loved it and it brought back many memories of my own children when they were little :o)

  5. Thank you for sharing this! What a beautiful poem. I pray that someday I have the privilege to fill those roles.
    By the way, you have a gorgeous blog!


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