Mama’s Hummingbirds

A photo mom took of one of her little friends. They are regular visitors at the Jackson house. :)

A photo mom took of one of her little friends. They are regular visitors at the Jackson house. 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I do not know the joy of being a mother yet, but I do know the joy of having a wonderful mother. I have personally felt my mother’s prayers much like Abraham Lincoln who said, “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

Today, I thought I would share a mother memory with you. One of my mother’s favorite creatures is the hummingbird. We have feeders in our yard ever since I can remember. One time as a young teen, I watched my mother bring a dying hummingbird back to life after a hurricane on the beaches of gulf coast Mississippi. The memory of her saving this bird is one of the reasons I love these birds so much today. I wrote a poem 15 years a go (I was about 14) about the experience that I would like to share with you. I sharing the poem un-edited as it wrote it as a child. I was a very dramatic young girl and writer back then, but perhaps my “mama memory” will at least make you smile. 🙂

Mama’s Hummingbirds

The storm raged and the waves swirled about

Til the Lord brought the winds to a halt

Leaving behind a land of death

But on the porch – what could it be?

But a tiny hummingbird!

With the gentle hands of a mama

She scoops him into loving hands

Feeding him with the sweetest nectar

The water of life that heals

She caresses his head so tender

Hours later healed – he stands

Displays his wings of glorious beauty

Covered with jewels

Like rubies, emeralds – gems of all colors

From her hands he flies into the sunset

Singing to his precious healer!

Are we not God’s hummingbirds

 Filled with jewels straight from him

 We fall to our feet in a restless state

He hands us his healing waters of life

So we might sing to our Mighty Healer.


Teenager Kathryn wrote in her commentary on the side : I’ll never be able to see one of these creatures and not think of her (kinda the way sunflowers remind me of my sister but with deeper meaning).


I am sure mother must have been very patient to catch a photo of this bird. These creatures flit by so quickly!

Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?


About Armed with Truth

Hello! My name is Kat. I currently teach English as a foreign language in China. I decided to leave my job in law enforcement about six months a go to pursue a career in teaching. I just finished a bachelors degree in criminal justice. I have also finished four semesters at Liberty University in my Masters of Human Services. I am hoping to work with humanitarian work/missions in Asia as soon as I pay off my loans. I also have dreams of being a children's book author, someday.
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2 Responses to Mama’s Hummingbirds

  1. Very beautiful post today, great job!

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