This sampler has looked down upon me for as long as I can remember.
Stitched with love by my mum for her baby it talks to me of a mother's love for her child: each stitch stitched was probably done with love, hope, and excitement for the future.
The prayer talks of a faith that every mother hopes for; that something exists beyond their love, that their child will never be alone.
It wasn't until I had children of my own, however, that I realised just how powerful this simple prayer is. I have entrusted my children to a God that I have faith in: should I not always be by their side, I know that He is and that He will carry them when they can walk no more. This faith was again highlighted and reinforced when E was diagnosed with SMA - I have no choice to believe that He walks by her side.
So, mum, thank you for my sampler, for every stitch stitched; thank you for teaching me about a mother's love for her child; and thank you for planting that little seed of faith so many years ago (for it is continuing to slowly grow).
Oh, I absolutely love galleries and Rachel at Midlife Singlemum is showing us around her own wee gallery in #ArtIHeart - go and take a wee sneek peek - it's like "looking through the keyhole" - and link up to this wee gem of a gallery for a moment of reflection.