For my mom


When I was little you worked all night


To be with us during the day.


You spent your time down on our level,


On the floor in play.


Playing pretend and reading a book


Having fun in every way.



You let us climb all over you


Messing up your hair


Patting your face, pulling your skin


Acting like a bear.


Then we’d lie down and go to sleep


Knowing that you were right there.



When I was sick, you took care of me


And stayed with me and listened to me complain


You sat on the steps in the middle of the night


So I wouldn’t suffer alone



When I was sad, or couldn’t sleep


You would rub my back forever


For hours on end it must have seemed


Trying to calm me down.


It gave me comfort and helped me relax


Knowing you were there.



You took me to church and taught me about Jesus


And showed me how to pray.


Your life showed me how to trust and have faith


In our Father up above.


That is why I believe in God


And I am who I am today.



As I grew older you helped out at school


And drove me all around


To baton practice, piano lessons and where ever I had to be


You were involved and interested


A cheering observer of everything I did



As I grew older still you taught me to be


Responsible, independent and self sufficient


I’m sure that you cringed


And prayed even harder as I got behind a wheel


But you let me go, trusting in God to take care of me


And mold me into the woman He wanted me to be



You welcomed my friends


Every single one


No matter who they were


Or what they looked like


Or where they came from


Everyone was at home.



Once out of school, you gave me a job


Taught me a career


So I could start a new life.


You took me to Florida to visit my boyfriend


And see if he was worth all the trouble.


You loved and accepted him


Even though you knew he would take me away.



Even now I know you are there


Still worrying and praying for me


Cheering me on and giving me strength


Courage and hope that I can be


Even half as good a mom as you.



So thank you for all that you do


Your sacrifices and love


Know that you are loved in return


Appreciated and missed.


I love you Mom!






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Sagittarius 2012 4 years ago from Canada

Beautiful and Inspiring;

Your Mom must be proud of you.


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momaoak 4 years ago from Greenwood, AR

Well said.


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dalton71482 4 years ago from Tennessee

Love it.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you Saggitarius, my mom is awesome!


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

I am glad you think so momaoak! I don't know what I would be without my mom. Thank you for taking the time to read my tribute.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Thank you Dalton, Your approval is greatly appreciated!


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ahorseback 4 years ago

April , awesome , have you sent this to your mom? ! You should , she sounds amazingingly beautiful!


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona Author

She is amazing, yes I sent it to her for mothers day. I'm glad you like it. I hope one day my poetry flows as beautifully as yours.

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