Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mother-love

I remember egg salad and sand at Willard Beach.
I remember piano playing echoing through large rooms.
I remember writing help on Sunday nights.
I remember the cow bell ringing us home.
I remember your welcoming love of Ellen.
I remember your calming voice during thunderstorms.
I remember oatmeal breakfasts almost every morning.
I remember rides to high school in your pajamas.
I remember watching the 'Life of Riley' with you.
I remember crossword puzzles late into the evening.
I remember our love of toasted-tuna sandwiches.
I remember dinners at The Village.
I remember that first trip to Rochester together.
I remember rides in the blue Thunderbird.
I remember family camping in Camden.
I remember all your snow day entertainment.
I remember making every Christmas morning special.
I remember rides to Lincoln on rainy days.
I remember everything you EVER did to help me.
Mom, I miss you today... on your Birthday!

7 comments:

  1. Marchin O'NeachtainMarch 10, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    Mega Dittos!!

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  2. Thank you for this beautiful tribulte, richly written, to person who was both beautiful and inspiring. No one is more deserving.

    Happy Birthday, Mom.

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  3. To all of our moms. Thank you for this poignant tribute.

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  4. Happy Birthday 'mom'. You always saw the best in everyone.

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  5. And someone told me, not only was she a treasure, but she raised kind and loving children.

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  6. We have been blest to have known the touch and the love of our dear mommy. Thank-you birdman. She would be proud.

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  7. This is a very interesting thing.

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