Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Mother's Special Day

Wishing all Mothers, Step-Mothers and Grandmothers a Blessed Mother's Day

"What a Friend We Have In Mother"
Author Unknown

"What a friend we have in Mother, who will all our secrets share.
We should never keep things from her, tell her all and she'll be there.
Oh, what tender love she gives us, when in sorrow or despair.
Tell her gently, whisper softly, she will listen, she'll be there.

Day by day as she grows older, she's the nation's guiding star.
Don't forget the prayers she taught you, you will need them where you are.
Though her hair has turned to silver, send her flowers sweet and fair.
Drop a card or send a letter, she'll be waiting, she'll be there.

When her eyes have closed to slumber, gently kiss her icy brow.
Fold her hands upon her bosom, she will rest in heaven now.
When your days are dark and dreary, and your cross is hard to bear.
Do not let your memory fail you, think of Mother, she'll be there."

I lost my Mother many years ago. Actually 48 years ago. (I decided to calculate it.) My goodness, it doesn't seem that long ago that I remember her taking care of me when I cut my finger with a reed. Yes, I had to have stitches. I was always into something. When she allowed me to take things apart to see how they worked. When she watched as I was thrown into the pool to learn to swim. (A friend of ours told her that was the best way for me to learn to swim.) I have not forgotten that lesson in life.

For all of the good times we had together, you are missed.

Mother, You are truly missed.

"6 years: Mom knows everything!
8 years: Mom knows alot!
12 years: Mom really doesn't know everything!
14 years: Mom knows nothing!
16 years: Mom, what mom!
18 years: Mom is outdated!
25 years: Maybe Mom knows!
35 years: Before deciding, let's ask Mom!
45 years: I wonder what Mom thinks!
75 years: I wish Mom was here to ask he...r!"
- xlasax

The yellow rose is for my wonderful Step-Mother. She will never know just how much I feel blessed that she came into my Father's life and eventually became my Step-Mother. For over 45 years she has put up with my shenanigans, love of life, ups and downs and just growing up. She has been there...

I leave you with this humorous Mother's Day video

Please remember to tell your Mother, Step-Mother and Grandmother just how much you care. Don't just send flowers or a card. If possible, talk to her and let her know that you love her for all that she has given  you.




i always, always love to read your blog.
this is a beautiful remembrance to your mother.
i'm sure she is still guiding you and standing right beside you....all these years later.

Elaine Bullin said...

Sam, you are very much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is time to take a walk on the beach - come join me.