Have you ever wondered where the beauty inside you came?
Do you remember the first person who held you, spoke your name?
I am pretty sure it was you MOM, nuzzling me, a newborn
On a hot summer's day, Wednesday child, full of joy?
So many memories flood my mind, as a pool of tears
Runs down my own motherly cheeks and collects
The years gone by once more and I still remember
The day I too became a MOM, and turned to you...
Guidance sometimes, though distance far between us
Might have kept warm embraces yet in heart and mind
You were and are still always with me, to rock away my tears
And fill an empty heart with hope once more, each day...
How great a MOM were you, a family of we six siblings
Always underfoot, scrapping, playing, jumping monkies
On our little twin beds, sleigh rides on cardboard in Spring
On the morning dews wet glossy fields of grass that rolled
Into our backyard, the smell of snickerdoodles baking
Or that chocolate mayo cake in a pan, and homemade!
And that walk to the bus on the first day of school
And I came home singing a new song much to your demise
No honey Popeye does not live in a garbage can
And you can't sing about him being a naked man any more..
That summer when the three of us bed ladened with pneumonia
And we all missed the World's fair in a place called NYC.
Our camping trips that began with me in brownies and
Went on for years and years, our summers packed with fun.
How proud you were of me when I received my first trophy
Upon that stage in second grade and we two shared
Our love of poetry. So wise a MOM there ever was is she -
The gentle and firm ways you had with us, and humor
Filled our lives - even when the tempest stormed, or complaints
Ran rapid from our sassy mouths, yet we knew we were loved.
Those crazy car trips for 12 hours straight down to the Carolina shores
And visits with our cousins as we played upon the sandy beach
In April and thought that it was warm, little did we know...
Your strictness came with discipline and expectations galore
And I strived to make you proud of me in all that I would do -
For you dear MOM are the most special woman to me -
My life would not be the same had to another I been given
The choice was God's and He knew just what I needed- YOU
MOM, I hope you are smiling down on me and tears are not shed -
For MOM I'll make more mistakes and learn from them, growing
Every day to the understnading of how to mend my ways -
Improving my life, and loving too unconditionally my own
Children, for little of you first hand did they know before you
Were Heaven sent, but trust me, they know you through my memories
Held fast inside my heart and once locked, now opened with a key
Of kindred spirits that float along the way, stopping now and then
To reflect upon our lives and knowing how and when to believe
In a better way of life. The legacy you left behind grows richer
Every year as we expnd our families with your great grandchildren
Oh how we wish your laughter they could hear and feel the love
You gave to us, through us they do, and photos rest upon
The stands and dressers lace dollies underneath, remembrance
Of the one who first carried us within, loving us to the end...
MOM I miss you so and just want to let you know, alhough
At times we disagreed you filled my life with glee, I'll always
Hold you in my heart and though tears fall, throughout eternity.
In Loving memory of MOM
Poems My Way - Valrie 5/08/2011
Please share with me your favorite memories of your MOMS!!!
This is my beautiful MOM, an angel in Heaven now 22 years and here she was just about 22 years of age, in loving memory MOM!
Now this would be me, is there a resemblance?
And this is my beautiful daughter Jenni, and she doesn't think she looks like her mom or grandma?
What do you think!?
The lovely little daughter who first made me a MOM, my Jenni! (26) Soon to be 27 and is earning honors in her veternarian doctor's academic career...
Jenni & Joey May 2010
My gorgeous son Joey, 23, last August 2010, the night he left for Afghanistan as a Marine....
Yes, he is home now and as a MOM I couldn't be prouder of the life he has chosen!
CARMEL, My loving four pawed kitty (He really thinks I am his mommy!)
Linking up to Bev at How Sweet The Sound HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY! and all my PINK SATURDAY FRIENDS!
I work all day and night today, so wherever you are JENNI & JOEY thanks for being my children and loving me both on my good days as well as the not so good days!
I will always be your MOM!
Camera is giving me grief still, so PLEASE leave a comment, become a FOLLOWER, AND YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED IN MY pink mother"s day GIFT BASKET DRAWING.
As I posted a bit late, the winner will be chosen next Friday at 12 midnight EST!
Please leave a comment and share your facvorite memories with me of your MOMS!
Sending you MOMS my PINK SATURDAY HUGS!
All of you are so VERY dear to my HEART! Thanks for being my blogginf frinds!