Tribute for My Mother

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She wrote a poem about her love for us in 1969, it was in the fall

I read it almost every day, where it's kept over my washer, hanging on the wall.

In it I've placed a photo,

taken by my Dad

It makes me feel good to look at it, even when life is sad.

We're on the beach, in autumn, my mom,my brother and me

We're standing in the sand, looking out to sea.

But our mother is smiling, arms folded, looking down at us,

With love and admiration, her demeanor providing much needed trust.

She was only eighteen upon my birth, yet wise beyond her years,

many unexpected changes were yet ahead

and she would shed too many tears.

Life doesn't always turn out the way we plan,

no matter the best of intentions, so we do the best we can.

She thinks that's what she did,

the best she possibly could.

But I know for who I've become, she did so much more than most would.

Though I don't always show it,

she means the world to me.

She's an amazing provider of unconditional love,

an incredible example of who a mother should be.


10 responses

  • hr chick

    hr chick said (11 May 2008):

    What a lucky mom you have to get this for Mother's Day! The best present ever!! It is beautiful and made me cry so I can only imagine how she will feel when she reads it!

  • Ashley Parsons

    Ashley Parsons said (12 May 2008):

    very powerful, has a great message to it.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (14 May 2008):

    This is so very nice. The photograph is lovely and the poem really says it all.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2008):

    This is just a wonderful tribute. And a great pic too. So beautiful.

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (15 May 2008):

    Beautiful write up.. lovely memory..thanks for shareing..

  • Jake Booher

    Jake Booher said (17 May 2008):

    love it!

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (18 May 2008):

    Great story and photo thanks for sharing

  • Jay El

    Jay El gave props (19 May 2008):

    One of the most beautiful tributes to a Mom i've seen! Your sincerity, let alone the beautiful words, will bring her tears of happiness, wherever she may be, near or far away...

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Great shot and thank you for sharing your memory...

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    This photo is full of emotion and kind feelings ... wonderful composition ...

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