#MotherLove

May 31, 2015

Bathwater blogger Rachel Austin with her son, Cole. Please pray for a miracle for Cole and for peace and strength for my sister, 'Rockstar' Rachel.
Bathwater blogger Rachel Austin with her son, Cole. Please pray for a miracle for Cole and for peace and strength for my sister, ‘Rockstar’ Rachel.

by Cathy Frye

This. This photo.

This is a mother, praying over her teenage son in the intensive care unit. This picture has gone viral. Why?

Because we mothers know what it is to love a human being beyond infinity. We know what it is to offer ourselves in exchange for a life, to be willing to die for a child.

Look at her. This mother. Her son, once just a fluttering inside her stomach, once the baby scrounging for a nipple, once the little boy who collected rocks or bugs, once the little boy who shared all of his secrets with the main woman in his life …

She kneels before his bed and prays. She begs God to bring him back to her. She just wants one more conversation, one more hug, one more chance to let that boy know that he is her everything.

Please remember this mama and her boy in your prayers.

This post first appeared on LittleRockMamas.com.

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