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A Mother’s Heartbeat

“Call your mother.  Tell her you love her.  Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.”   Rachel Wolchin

Artist:  Trilea Minson

A mother’s heartbeat is first heard by the fetus at approximately 18 weeks.  By the time we are born, we have listened to our mother’s heartbeat an average of 17,740,800 times.  This steady, rhythmic sound is part of what we know.  Always constant, we are safe and protected.

As soon as we enter this world and are placed in our mother’s arms, we instantly bond because of the beat.




As an infant, we become calm when pressed to our mother’s bosom.  We can hear that familiar sound, although in a different way now.  It competes with all the other outside noises.  We no longer hear it constantly, but it is there, and we feel it.



Growing up, the beat continues, but now it shouts encouragement.  “You did it!  I knew you could!”  A few beats are skipped when our mother watches us do things for the first time;  school, a soccer game, dance recital, the first date.image

We recognize that tender, selfless beat when our mother gives up her piece of pie, convincing us she’s on a diet anyway.  Or buys the perfect prom dress when she hasn’t had any new clothes for a very long time.

The beat is relentless, even when she hands us wings to fly.  Although her heart is breaking, she wouldn’t have it any other way.  It makes her heart sing to see our own beat affect the lives of others.image


When our mother’s heart stops beating, it can still be felt.  You see, it is part of us and will always be.  With each pulse, we became connected before we ever met.  With time, both heartbeats synced and now they are one.

This Post Has 16 Comments

    1. Thank you Kristy! The pictures I found worked perfectly! Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful Mother!

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad the words and pictures touched your heart! Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful Mother!

  1. Awwwwww that was absolutely beautiful! What a tender, unique way to tribute to mothers for Mother’s Day! I love the pictures you chose as well! <3

    1. Thank you! Those pictures are pretty special! Were you surprised? Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful Mom!

  2. How touching and how beautifully said! I’m so glad I got on Facebook today so I could see this. Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful Mother who prepared her son for my daughter! You are a very special woman in our lives!

  3. Claudia,
    This is so beautiful. What a talent you have for putting real feelings into words and for reminding us of feelings that we have all had. What a blessing it is to be a Mom.

    Thanks, my dear friend.

    1. I had the privilege of watching you in your role as a Mother when we lived in Colorado and I am grateful to you for the wonderful example you always were, and especially for your sense of humor! You kept things in perspective!

  4. What a beautiful message at Mother’s Day. Like you, I love every aspect of motherhood and I’m so grateful for the privilege of bringing three wonderful children into the world.

    1. Thank you for your example of Motherhood. You truly have three amazing, courageous children.

  5. Such a beautiful message. I feel my mother’s heartbeat on a daily basis even though she rests in a different place than I. Thank you for such a warm thought.

    1. I have seen your Mother’s heartbeat direct your life and provide answers and comfort at difficult times. She is always there for you.

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