Anything is Possible!

With Love, Hope, and Perseverance

Motherly Love


(During the month of February, I plan to write about different kinds of love.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to your thoughts.)


JoAnne and Ayla baby at the beach (2)


What a surprise to feel that pull on my heart,

Maternal instincts beyond my control.

Men can have those feelings, too.

But my heart, soul, and body,

Were in it for the long haul.

The intoxicating smell

 of soft downy heads

Embedded a bond

Stronger than

Smelly diapers,

Projectile vomiting,

Toddler tantrums,

And adolescent dramas

When I wondered who took my son

And twisted his devotion into gnarly knots?

Who hitched my girl to a marathon ride

On that emotional roller coaster

Without my permission?

Yet they both survived

the bullies and angst

To grow stronger,

To fly solo.

I open my hands

To. Let. Them. Go.

But my heart strings

Stretch across the miles

Through darkness and light,

Because a mother’s love never ends.




Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

31 thoughts on “Motherly Love

  1. This is so beautiful and very true, JoAnna 🙂

  2. Good work, I need some inspiration for a writing class I have joined. It’s great on WordPress because you get a better view of other people’s lives.

  3. Loved your poetry JoAnna.. and yes a Mothers Love should be all of the above.. And it never ends.. 🙂 We let them go, as they fledged the nest but then we have our grandchildren to welcome back in again.. Never Ending.. IS LOVE..
    Beautifully written. xxx ❤

  4. mother’s
    sweetness 🙂

  5. Lovely tribute to you, your children, and motherly love JoAnna. That’s an experience that I wish I had. 🙂

  6. Love from a parent to a child is limitless, JoAnna. I loved your beginning and ending to this. Full circle, holding close and safe, then releasing into freedom. 💞

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