Friday, May 9, 2008
A MOTHER'S DAY TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER
I want to tell you how very much I miss you. To not have you here on Mother's Day is so hard to believe. I have so many memories of you and of my childhood and how special you made me feel. You made sure that I knew you thought I was your "beautiful daughter" and I remember not 2 months before you passed away you told me that "no matter what happens, no matter.... what you loved me and were very proud of me".
Some of my memories are how hard you tried to make sure your children had what we needed. You worked so hard as a single Mother after our Father passed away and left you a widow at the tender age of 32 with two small children to raise.
I remember the used bicycles you stayed up all night painting so that they looked shiny and new on Christmas morning. I remember you never could keep a Christmas secret and if we tried hard enough you would eventually tell us what was in that pretty wrapped present.
I remember you picking me up from first grade and how scared I was that you would not come to get me. I loved horses and I wanted one of those plastic horses at the five and dime store so bad. You said to me that if I didn't cry and be scared for one week that you would buy me that horse. It was hard but I did it and I still remember that awful feeling but you kept your promise and I got the plastic palomino horse.
I remember you always sang "School Days".....school days, school days, dear old golden rule days, reading writing and ritimatic. Talk to the tune of a hickory stick.....every year on the first day of school.
Every Easter you would sing "Easter Parade"..In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. Oh how you loved to sing.
I remember when my Daddy passed away when I was 7 years old and how sad I was that you didn't have him anymore or ever again.
I remember you taught me to live by the Golden Rule. You taught me morals and you taught me about Jesus. You taught me to stand up for myself and to love and share and forgive.
I am the person I am today because of you Mama and I am proud that I was your daughter. I miss you so much but know that you are basking in the glory of God and that someday I will be there with you and Daddy.
I Love You Mama, Happy Mother's Day
Rest in Peace