If You Give A Mom a Minute

If you give a Mom a minute,

she might just take a breath.

And though she could spend it on herself,

she will probably do laundry.

If you give a Mom a minute,

She might just take a bath,

but she will see the toilet,

and she will feel an incredible urge to start cleaning.

Give a Mom a minute,

and she might just eat some chocolate,

but it will taste so good that she will remember how much you like brownies,

and she will bake you some.

And when she bakes you some, it will be perfection.

But she might have to eat one herself just to be sure.

If you give a Mom a minute,

she will probably take a walk

or read a book,

or walk the dog, or read her Bible,


If you give your Mom a minute,

her minutes become yours, because

you are never far from her thoughts

and are always in her prayers,

and giving Mom a minute will

show her that YOU care.

Proverbs 23:25

“Love must be without hypocrisy.  Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.  Show family affection to one another with brotherly love.  Outdo one another in showing honor.  Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.  Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.”  Romans 12: 9-12


  29 comments for “If You Give A Mom a Minute

  1. May 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Reblogged this on wateringcanblog and commented:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you nose-wiping, laundry-washing, diaper-changing, floor-cleaning, meal-cooking, I-wouldn’t-trade-it-for-anything moms out there!


  2. June 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

    What a beautiful poem! So much truth about the beauty of motherhood! It reminds me a bit of the tempo “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”.


  3. June 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    So beautiful!!


  4. June 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Oh this is so beautiful! I have to share this!!


  5. June 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    So cute. Great play on a classic children’s story all moms know. We all feel this way, I’m sure.


  6. Maintaining Me
    May 31, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Beautifully written! And very accurate haha


  7. May 31, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    This is so sweet. I love it. And it’s so, so true.



  8. May 31, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    This is beautifully written. As a mama, I 100% appreciate the truth in these words:)


  9. May 31, 2016 at 10:37 am

    So cute! The line about eating chocolate holds true to me! haha 🙂


  10. Rachelle
    May 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Hah! This is really sweet. Thanks so much for posting this.


  11. May 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Reblogged this on Doug Munton and commented:
    Love this from my sweet wife!


  12. May 11, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I found this a little funny because I can totally see myself wanting to take a nice bath but getting diverged to the laundry room!


  13. May 10, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    This is great! Its weird, I feel like I have read it before. Is it published somewhere else? It is so accurate!! Thank you for sharing this!


    • May 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      No–I just wrote it Sunday morning when I woke up with it in my head. Thanks for stopping by!


  14. May 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Love this!


  15. May 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Oh my goodness Vicki! This is so incredibly beautiful. My eyes are misty right now. Your words really captured the essence of motherhood. And what a wonderful day to have enjoyed this post. Today, May 10th, it’s Mother’s Day in Mexico (my second home). Thank you so much for brightening my day. 🙂


    • May 10, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you for your kind note! Happy Mother’s Day! 😊


    • May 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      And thank YOU, by the way–i got your reply on my way to the hospital–grandbaby #6 is coming! 😃


  16. May 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    This is so cute!…and incredibly accurate haha.


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