Mother Near Me

Mother Near Me

by Aaron Jepson

May 6, 2016


Mother are you listening to me?

Heart is beating in sync with yours.

Soon the time for me to enter,

Eyes will meet and mine will close.


Am I a child that came with angels?

Am I an answer to a prayer?

Am I a loved and precious addition

To a family sealed forever?


Mother, are you sad and crying?

Has your heart begun to tear?

Do I ask a price that’s heavy,

Far too much for you to bear?


My new  beginning has been challenged,

Travelling on a winding road.

My journey starts a little different.

My future feels a little cold.


My mind is mostly fogged and damaged,

My spirit housed in misty seas.

I cannot speak and say I love you.

I show love by other means.


I love you for the hours of giving

All you are and all you’ll be.

A mother’s job is never easy.

A mother’s love will never cease.


Am I the son that makes you happy?

Am I the son you really need?

Am I the son that you are proud of?

I’m trying to be in word and deed.


Am I the one who knows you better?

Sometimes I know how you can grieve.

Are you the one who makes me stronger?

What can I do to give relief?


Mom, you teach me and protect me

From the pain of Satan’s lies.

Without you, I would be a wanderer

Lost and lonely in his vice.


A distant time and far away manger,

A quiet, starry night so clear,

A Savior born to virgin mother,

A baby soft and sacred dear.


As Christ was born to mortal mother,

As Mary felt the pain and angst,

Am I a son to ask for better?

Am I more worthy or more a saint?


A beautiful, soft and special woman

Made for a sacred mission here,

No one knew the pain she suffered

When Christ the Lord was hanging there.


Must we ask our Lord and Savior

Why our mothers are so dear?

What answer can He give that tells us

More than what He showed us here?


Behold, Thy Mother was His challenge

To all of us that faith adhere.

I love you, Mother, with all my spirit,

All my soul, I need you near.


Editor’s note (mom):



About author

Aaron Jepson

I am a 21-year old male who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. I am only partially-verbal and have a very difficult time expressing my thoughts by mouth but I am able to type on an I-Pad. My goal in life is to help other people with disabilities, and to let the rest of the world know that most people with autism are intelligent and capable and can make a great contribution to this world. I am funny, athletic, and most of all, handsome. And I am a fast runner, a cool skier, and a sweet mountain biker.

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    Melanie Walthall says

    Aaron, you have one of the most incredible mothers. You are so blessed to have her. And she is blessed to have you too.

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    Nora Lopez says

    Hi Aaron my name is Nora Lopez and we met in Austin. I used to work with your dad and am blessed to call him and your mom friends. My heart is so very happy to see your photo and to see how healthy and handsome you have grown to be, but to be able to read your thoughts and loving feelings is such a special gift. You are amazing ! I look forward to keeping up with you and hope to see you someday again.

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