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Things I Would Say To My Mother If She Were Alive Today: A Tribute To My Mother

Updated on October 7, 2013

A Shadow Box I Made Of Mother's Handmade Things

These are pin cushions my Mother made.  One is dated 1939.  The watch she wore is here, and a photo of her.
These are pin cushions my Mother made. One is dated 1939. The watch she wore is here, and a photo of her. | Source

My Mother

My Mother was a little woman, not quite five feet tall. She weighed a little too much. Most of the excess weight was in her belly. I liked to watch her when she laugh, because her belly would jiggle. My Mother laughed a lot.

She had a natural wit. My Daddy teased her a lot, but she always had a “come back” for him.

Mother was my best friend. If I could just be half the person she was, I would be happy. She was a simple woman with simple desires. Her main desire was to be a good Mother, and she did that. I hope she knew while she lived how much I loved her and thanked her for all she did for me. I think she knew, but if she were alive today these are just some of the things I would say to her.


My Bouquet Of Roses For My Mother

Thank You, Mother

Thank you for rocking and singing to me when I was a baby,

For keeping me safe and secure wrapped in your love,

For kissing my “boo boos” when I fell down learning to walk,

For making all the little dresses I wore to school,

For packing thousands of school lunches to me to eat,

For making me do my homework when I didn’t want to,

For making me to go Sunday School and learn the Ten Commandments

For driving me many miles; places I really didn’t have to go,

For taking me shopping even though your feet must have hurt,

For teaching me to cook, sew, and all the arts of housekeeping,

For instilling in me your love of nature and God’s creatures,

For teaching me the value of a dollar and how to save for a rainy day,

For always being there for me for every school function,

For sitting on hard bleachers to watch me play ball,

For all the encouragement you gave me when I thought I would fail,

For doing without new clothes yourself to make sure there was enough money for me to go to camp and take field trips,

For letting me spread my wings to fly away to a college far away,

For somehow managing to find the money to send me there,

For trusting me to make the right decisions in life,

For the many prayers you offered on my behalf,

If I could, I would thank you for everything you ever did for me. I would tell you how much I loved you and missed you. I would give you a big bouquet of red roses from my garden.

Someday I will have that chance when we see each other again in Heaven.


A Video For Mother's Day

© 2012 Mary Hyatt


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