Wings of Love

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 10, 2013
TakenMay 11, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.3000001907349
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length46 mm
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The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens and His kingdom ruleth over all..Psalms 103:19

Mother played many years
at funerals and weddings
Some events brought blessings
Of joy to daughters or for sons...
While others shed their tears
For losing dear loved ones...

The memories that still lingers
Are not only how Mom played
The piano and church organs...
But when she clasped her fingers
In both of her strong hands
and knelt humbly as she prayed.

Mothers teach us alone
To reach e'en higher
As far as the throne,
The Lord has prepared.
Angels sing God's choir,
From pearly gates above...
And is faithfully shared...
Through wings of love.

Poetry by me, AJP

I thought of my late mother who passed away at 102 years old on October 25, 2011, when I wrote these simple words in my poetry within 5 minutes this afternoon in memory of her for Mother's Day. This is a picture I shot of her in 2008 when she was still living at her apartment. ( I added two more verses to my poetry later this afternoon.) I like to remember my mother when she was actively involved in the things that she liked to do and she had purpose for waking up to greet each day...I thank her for being a strong influence throughout my life and for her love.

Happy Mother's Day on Sunday and have a wonderful weekend!

15 responses

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (10 May 2013):

    She was a very beautiful lady, Andrea! It is a sweet image and a great tribute to her. Happy Mothers's Day!!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (10 May 2013):

    Beautiful portrait here!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 May 2013):

    Poignant and sensitive my friend, enjoy your memories!!! Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 May 2013):

    A wonderful tribute to the memory of your mother, on this Mother's Day :). Excellent poem also!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (10 May 2013):

    wonderful tribute Also lost my mom at the age of 102 in dec 10, 2010

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (11 May 2013):

    Mum's are just so special & your mum look's lovely, My mum died 11 year's ago this coming July, i was 36 years old and felt like a small child, lonely & lost, My heart felt like it was broken and i felt real pain inside, i could not believe she was gone, i think in my dreamy little world i thought she would live for ever, I still miss her, she is in my every day thoughts..

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 May 2013):

    Such a beautiful and loving tribute to your mother, Andrea! My mother died when I was young, how deeply I miss her..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (11 May 2013):

    Thank you all for your kind words.. I am happy that I shot this picture of Mom holding some cards in her hands as a memory of every Mother's day that we spent with her through the years. I know how much all of you miss your mother's who you were close to and who are no longer here..They are a part of you that lives in your heart and they live in your thoughts.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (11 May 2013):

    Always love your beautiful portraits of your sweet mother.......hugs

  • Geoff Plant

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  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (11 May 2013):

    What a great tribute to your beloved Mother, Andrea. I know she was quite a multi-talented lady, a devout Christian, and a wonderful mother. I understand the hurt of losing your mother. I lost mine one year ago after she suffered 14 years with Alzheimer's disease. It was merciful of God to take her home when he did, but my heart aches for the suffering she endured. God Bless!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 May 2013):

    beautiful shot, and poem, Andrea! No other loss is quite the same as the loss of a mother.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (12 May 2013):

    Beautiful tribute for your mother!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 May 2013):

    Both your moving words and lovely image are wonderful tribute. She continues to live and celebrate life within you.

  • amsha amash

    amsha amash gave props (31 Mar 2016):

    beautiful face ...............(:

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