Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Poem for my Mom, In Passing Happy Mothers Day!

Sometimes Mom in passing would pat me on the back
And sometimes in passing  she'd show me the right track.

Sometimes Mom in passing would say, "You look very nice!"
And sometimes in passing  she could make me think twice.

Sometimes Mom in passing would lightly touch my hair
And sometimes in passing she'd show me what was fair.

Sometimes Mom in passing would ask, "What do you mean?"
And sometimes in passing she would get in between.

Sometimes Mom in passing Would give me, "that look"
And sometimes in passing  Mom would give me what it took.

But I know my MOM, has passed from this world to the best
And this time in passing  she passed the final test.

And now that she has passed  and the pain is so unkind
I just look at me and find HER in the mirror, in my heart and in my mind.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Grandma's too! To Vergie, from your G-babies!

And Grandma's too...
While we honor all our mothers
with words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
and their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she's a mother too, you see....
For she mothered my dear mother
as my mother mothers me.

Friday, May 6, 2011


I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life
so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Mother Kept a Garden

My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem...
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough-
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong-
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy-
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me


"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell

"MOTHER,"  A word that means the world to me.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tribute to Mom - Mother, Best Friend

You were my fairy tale princess, so much larger than life.
You were my angel and my witness through all my pain and strife.
At times you made me angry, great words I would proclaim
How someday you'd be sorry. You were the one to blame.
But when I needed comforting you always found the time.
Your words were more soothing than days of childhood sublime.
Now the distance holds us apart, the boundaries have no end.
I'll hold the memories in my heart.

You're my mother, my best friend.