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CHRISTMAS WITH OUT MOMMA

Updated on December 17, 2012

For Mom, this first Christmas without her...

The first Christmas without her

THIS Christmas without my momma
Is so hard

When I say let’s go to mom’s
Then I remember she is not there

You see the Lord took my Mom
Because she was such a saint

I don’t really blame him
She was such a joy to be around

The love she had in her heart
For everyone she met

Strangers came and brought momma gifts
Because of the kindness she had shown

At her funeral was so special
But my tears I shed and shed

She taught me all about Jesus
AND about loving others too;

She never met a stranger
She sang Glory Halleluiah

All her live long days;
When I’ve cried so long for my momma
AND my heart has been in anguish…

God has counted my tears
AND He knew about my sadness;

My Momma taught me to try and try
But when I’ve tried everything
And don’t know where to turn…

Momma taught ME..
That God has a solution.

But Lord I miss the bright lights with my momma
I miss her face when I give her special gifts

I miss her kiss on my cheek
And tell me how special I am.

It’s been hard Lord without My momma
I can’t just pick up the phone

And call her when I am blue.

But Momma taught me
When nothing makes sense
And I am confused or frustrated…

My Momma taught me
That God has the answer that’s true.

So all these tears Lord I shed,
Just knowing I will see her again

Makes me cry tears of joy;
But Lord I miss my MOMMA
This is the first Christmas without her.

Please help me go on with a
CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MOMMA

BY POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD

© 2011 Deborah Brooks-Langford

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      thank you all bless you and Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Dear Debbie, what lovely and touching poetry in honor of your mom!

      Yes, I know how you feel....the first year is especially tough....my mom passed away almost three years ago now.... and, I still have moments where I have to remind myself that I can't pick up the phone and call her!

      I used to call her about everything....good & bad, and she was always there for me...praying for me and my kids, always....I miss her so on every holiday, but like you, I too know I will see her again when I go home to heaven to be with Jesus!...May God bless you and strengthen your heart Debbie!.....take care, in His Holy Name, Helen(shared & voted too)

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      North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

      This year I will have the same experience you did last year. Our mothers sound so much alike...

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Dear Deborah - Any special day, but especially Christmas without our beloved and loving parents is such a hard thing. Perhaps without realizing it we have built our celebrations around and because of who they were. My mother died 33 years ago when I was a young mother with three small children (I wrote a poem about it Knife's Edge) and my father passed in 2010 and I had three grandchildren by then. But it is always so hard. You are in my prayers. Theresa

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      My Dearest Friend Debbie,

      This has me crying so hard, just thinking about a Christmas without our mothers, especially being my mother is so very sick right now, and that thought I cannot even image. However, she is getting stronger each day. Your love for your precious mother shines through brilliantly and you honor her with this beautiful

      Voted up +++ and sharing everwhere

      hub.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey.. thank you dear

      Collin you are so funny...

      Have a very merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....well my dear Deborah of the divine - I've had 9 years without my momma now at Christmas time - so I sympathize and empathize with you - but if you would like to come over and keep this lonely man company this Christmas - then you can be my 'sugar mama' lol lol

      and with my respects of course I will do all of the cooking - lake erie time canada 12:55pm

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I am so very sorry for your loss--

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      Merry Christmas to you all. and May God bless you and keep you

      debbie

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your momma! What a beautiful tribute you prepared for her! Thank you for sharing this intimate poem and as others before me have said, your momma would want you to have a beautiful, happy Christmas!

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      A true testimony of love. the embodiment of Christ in her. I weep but not in sorrow but in joy. My beloved friend, you are truly blessed. To share this life with an angel, recognizing the light of God in her eyes is amazing. This Christmas, remember the good times, remember the laughter. Giving thanks, that God loved you so, that he sent an angel to take care of you. Blessings.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wonderfully written Debbie. This is a temporary life, and mommy loves you dearly. I know in my heart that she wants you to be strong! Have a blessed day dear!

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      Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

      Dear Deborah,

      I'm sorry that you lost your mom. I was reading your poem to her, and just from that I can tell she is a special person, who brought up a special daughter too. I hope that one day when I am older people will describe me like how you have described your mom. Sending you a hug with blessings!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Brenda..so sorry to hear about your precious mom...blessings to you...debbie

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      Brenda Durham 5 years ago

      Oh my this is such a moving hub! I can empathize so much with you about your Mother, Deborah. My own Mom died two days after this past Christmas. Beautiful words and video too. Well done; the personal touch in your poem makes this so compelling. I wish you the Peace that passes all understanding.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Laura and Brett.. She was a special woman mother and christian. I am so blessed to have her as long as I did.

      Have a great evening.

      Debbie

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      Brett Winn 5 years ago from US

      Deborah, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother in 2009, and have found myself writing poetry about her of late. Only now, can I. You are so VERY blessed that your mother taught you about the Lord! I can only hope and pray my mother met Him in her final hours.

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      F5487laura 5 years ago from Yorkshire

      So beautiful and honest, lovely.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rochelle I know what you mean I reach for the phone to call her all the time to call mom...thankyou for visiting and commmenting..debbie

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      A lovely person in so many ways. Thanks for sharing her spirit. The holidays do bring back spcial memories. My mom died on the last day of the year -- 14 years ago.. yet I still find myself thinking, "I must tell Mom about this".

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Frogyfish... Merry Christmas

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Beautiful Truth that Momma taught--expressed so tenderly.

      Such a touching tribute to her life!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Deborah, Jim Brickman is my fave pianist to listen to, and it sounds like his style, but I couldn't find who did it. Yeah, I'd appreciate your finding out. Thanks so much!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Victoria I will find out if it is Jim Brickman and let you know... thank you for the comment/..MERRY CHRISTMAS

      SHARYNS THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT.. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU..

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Beautiful, Deborah, and all the other votes (except funny) that are available. I can't imagine losing my mother, but all the wonderful traits you mention I have in my own mother. What pain, but what hope to know you will see her again. Still, I dread the day I lost my precious mom, my best friend. And the music? So beautiful! I thought it might be Jim Brickman. Can you tell me who it is? I listened as I read.

      I thought I was following you before, but I checked and I'm not. I am now for sure!!!!! Wonderful tribute poem.

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Deborah,

      I understand missing your mother. My mom has been gone now six years. Please know that it does get easier. Yet there is always something missing when it is a mother that is no longer here. Know that she is watching over you. Hope you have a peaceful holiday.

      Sharyn

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Stars.. for those kind words... I need to hear those words.. all of you that commented has really comforted me.. I will see her Heaven.. Merry Christmas..

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Beautiful poem. Your mom will forever have you in her sweet heart in sweet Heaven. All of your wonderful memories of her will bring you comfort as time goes on. I lost my mom, and dad years ago. Now their memories bring a kind of loving comfort even though I miss them. God Bless You, and Your mom, and sweet family in Heaven, and on Earth Dear Heart.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you sweet Gina... Miss you..

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      Gina 5 years ago

      A beautiful, heart touching poem. Your mom was such a sweet precious soul. You are very much like her Deborah.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Charlie.. I know she is .. she is not in any pain any more..MERRY CHRISTMAS

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      Charlie Paz 5 years ago

      Very beautiful tribute to your mother Debbie. I know that she is doing very well in her new home and she is being protected and cherished as we speak.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Maria, I thank you for your comment so heartfelt. I know what you mean about expecting to see my momma or her from her any minute.. sometimes I think I can hear her calling me..Thank you again and have a wonderful and blessed day.

      Debbie

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Deborah,

      What a beautiful first introduction to your work. It is heartwarming to read so many supportive and universal comments.

      How painful not to have our Mamma, especially on those days they are meant to be with us. We recently had a surprise party for my sister's '60th' (a very cool age!!) where I kept expecting Mom to walk in.

      Wishing you peace and comforting memories today and always. I am hopeful that writing will help you as it does me, and I believe our Moms are so proud of us.

      Voted UP and AB-- be well, Maria

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      JamaGenee thank you .. she was a great lady..a great mother.. and yes I will see her again one day..

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      What a beautiful and heart-wrenching tribute to your mother. It's evident her passing was doubly hard because she lived with you, but children are meant to outlive parents and you WILL see her again someday. Take care.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      oceansnsunsets THANK YOU... Mom was sick for 4- 5 years.. she finally went on to be with the Lord.. this past July..she was in so much pain. I know she doesn't hurt anymore. I pray for your dad and you.. It is hard on our part to see them so sick and in so much pain.. God knows how we feel. God Bless you

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Oh Deborah, I got tears in my eyes reading this. How precious and heartfelt. I also lost my Dad this year, so I am right there with you, at least to some degree, in feeling how wrong it is that they aren't here for Christmas. It makes my heart ache, but I LOVE what you said about the future, how you will see her again. I firmly believe this also. God has plans, and I agree with your Momma 100% on her views and what she taught you. She sounds like a remarkable and lovely woman. May God richly bless you this Christmas, and my you feel his love and comfort in ways you can really sense strongly. Thanks so much for sharing this, I voted up all but funny. I loved the video also, and especially the photo.

      You touched many hearts with this, and I hope you feel the warmth from her love to go on for a very long time, the love you shared here, as that doesn't ever end. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wellsjsam thank you for saying that..Yes my momma is with JESUS.. she taught me all about JESUS.. I have been so blessed.. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU..

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      wellsjsam 5 years ago from Oakfield, New York

      Your words touched my heart Deborah, This will be my second Christmas since my mom went home to be with the Lord. I really miss her. But one thing that I think of this time of year, as we listen to Christmas hymns and see all the beautiful lights, and see images of angels all around is that my mom, all our moms are celebrating Christmas with Jesus. Not the babe in the manger, but our Savior. They are listening to the angels sing praises to our Lord, and they have the stars for candles. My heart goes out to you Deborah. Hold on to the memories.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Thumb

      MERRY CHRISTMAS

      DEBBIE

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      You have touched the cord of my heart. It is such a wonderful poem. I am sure your mom will be showering blessings on you .

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thelyricwriter MY MOM passed at age 75... she was the best mother.. I can relate to your wife.. it is so hard. but she taught me so much. she encouraged me to write.. writing really helps me... thank you for your encouraging words..MERRY CHRISTMAS

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Deb, this breaks my heart. As poets, lyricist, and writers, we have the ability to feel what other people feel, their emotions and feelings. First, this is a beautiful tribute and I am sure she was a beautiful person. I pray God fills your heart with precious memories of her and she is remembered through this tribute. I can only imagine how you feel. My wife lost her mother and she had a hard time. Her mom was only 39. I am lucky to have both parents, but I know one day I will face this. I believe it is best to write about it just like you did. Here, on this very page, her memory lives on. She lives forever in Heaven and forever in your heart.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Peggy.. Just knowing I am not by myself about my mom.. MERRY CHRISTMAS PEGGY

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Deborah,

      My mother was also my best friend and this will be my 2nd Christmas without her. We even lived together in the same house the last number of years so everywhere I look I see things that belonged to her. All of my nuclear family is now gone. It is hard, but just knowing that you will see her again someday is the best consolation. It is what helps me through the hard times. I felt the pain you shared in your poem. God bless you and just know that your mother is there with you in spirit. I still dream about my mother also. Hugs and love.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Jackie.. I know how you feel.. I dream of my mom.. sometimes I think she is calling my name.. I wonder if I am going crazy.. but I think it's because we were so close.. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU..

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very beautiful tribute. This is my 2nd Christmas without my mom and not a day passes I don't think of her many times a day. No one can ever take a mother's place.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      MERRY CHRISTMAS LEARNER... thanks.. she is so special to me..

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      This is a very beautiful tribute to your mother.Just always remember that your loved ones may go away but their sweet memories live forever in your heart.May God bless your mother and give you the courage to bear with this precious loss!!

      Stay strong and Merry Christmas !!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      epigramman.. I want to thank you for posting on Facebook for me... You are so kind... I know we all miss our loved ones especially at Christmas... and I realized the first Christmas is probably the hardest.. but she was so special... such an angel.. and my best friend.. but I am so happy she is not in pain anymore,.. thank you again.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Sunnie thank you for that.. I am so blessed to have met you..Any time you want to talk... e-mail me...

      Debbie

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Dear Deborah,

      I can only imagine how you must feel but your have friends here..and we are only a hub away..anytime..email..what ever you need..you are not alone..May the Lord hold you in his loving care.

      Love,

      Sunnie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hello Sunnie... thank you so much...reading your stories on Sunny and Thomas has been so enjoyable.. thank you for being a Sister in Christ..It has been hard without my Mom.. but God has sent me nice and caring people like yourself that has helped me and I love to write she encouraged me to write before she went on to be with the Lord..God Bless you and Merry Christmas..

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...well my lovely Miss D - my mum was my best friend (as was my dad) ...I was an only child and lucky that way.

      My mum passed away back in 2004 at 83 and my dad back in 1992 at 74. No regrets - only great and loving memories so naturally I was quite moved by your story here and your words also - will post this beautiful tribute with pride and passion to my Facebook page with a direct link back here ....lake erie time 11:34pm ontario canada

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Dear Deborah,

      I could not help but tear up thinking about missing your momma this Christmas. I am sure she is looking at your with such love in her eyes. Being the beautiful person you have described, I can only imagine she must be saying my dear daughter dry your eyes..I am still right here in your heart..Much love and hugs. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub. I pray the Lord comforts you and brings you sweet thoughts this Christmas season,

      Love,

      Sunnie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Sueswan, and 2uesday...Hyphenbird.. yes my mom was an angel... I miss her so much.. Now she is an angel in heaven.. Hyphenbird.. You know whoat I mean about missing my mom... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL so glad you liked my poem and commented..

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debra,

      A very beautiful and touching tribute to your momma.

      She was an angel on earth and now she is an angel in heaven watching over you.

      God bless

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      2uesday 5 years ago

      Beautiful tribute to a special lady, she looks lovely in the photo beautiful and elegant. I guess you know she would want you to be happy even though it is difficult at this time of year especially. Take good care of yourself Deborah.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      My Mama has been gone for many years and I miss her more every day. I suppose it is because I am growing older and have learned to value people more. You mother was a lovely lady, she looks so poised and beautiful in that photo. I know you made her proud of you. Your love for her is a shining light. One of the greatest joys of knowing Christ is the realization that we will see them again. Bless you sweet lady.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      MERRY CHRISTMAS EDDIE.. thank you so much for your comment.. I am so excited that I found you too.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Oh Deborah this is truly beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

      I know that your Momma is looking down and telling all "She is my daughter and I am so proud of here."

      You have breathed life ito every single word.

      Your Momma looks so warm and caring.

      I am so glad that you found me on here and I look forward to reading many more of your hubs.

      Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is lovely. I can relate. My Mother is gone too, but we will see them again. The first Christmas is the worst. Bless you for sharing...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Beth. I appreciate that.. God Bless you to.. Merry Christmas..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you gyspy rose Lee.. Merry Christmas

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      Beth Perry 6 years ago from Tennesee

      Deborah, this is such a beautiful piece of work you have shared, thank you. And please accept my condolences on the passing of your Mother. Gods bless!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I can relate I'm an orphan and every Christmas I miss both of my parents lots. I lost my dad when I was 10 and had mom until I was in my 30s. But I know they're both with me still and in my heart. God will pull you through your first Christmas and remember your mom will be there too.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      THANK YOU WILL... I am so sorry about your sister losing her daughter. I have two sons. I cant imagine what it would be like to lose one of them....thank you for reading and commenting on my poem.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This will be my tenth Christmas without Mom, and thirteenth without Dad, but as hard as that is, it will be nothing like my baby sister's first Christmas without her youngest daughter. God help her.

      A beautiful, sweet, and sad Hub, Deborah.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Susan and Frank you are so kind.. there are moments when I just cry.. But Mom taught me so much about moving on but not forgetting.. I feel blessed that there are so many kind people on the HUB. to help me through the Christmas Season..

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful poem for your mother. I hope that you don't have too much of a hard time getting through this holiday season without her. Hold on to all the precious memories of past Christmas's that you shared with her.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      You know Our Ms Brooks it'll never be Christmas without momma because you have her there right in your heart.. cherish that moment and the memories bless you both Frank

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you all.. she was a wonderful momma.. Phyllis I am so sorry about your Mom.. You know how I feel.. thank you Rachelle.. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

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      Rachelle Williams 6 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      This is a beautiful tribute to your mother.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Deborah, I just lost my Mother (Christmas Without Mama hub) on November 29. She has been gone only a short time. Christmas is very tough without her, but we all know she is with us in spirit. My heart and prayers go out to you, for I know what this first Christmas without Mama is like.

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      Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

      She sounds like such a wonderful lady. You are truly blessed to have such a great mom.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you all for your kind words..she was such a joy to be around...everyone loved my mom..

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      Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

      Awww! Deborah! You have touched our heart deeply. Your Momma wants you to celebrate happiness....remember your first day of school? She surely told you, " Now you have to prove that you can be on your own..and make me feel proud of you, precious Daughter..." You know how she would've talked to you after reading this right? embracing you and telling you to get stronger, because one day you both will join on the green pastures of Heaven..!

      lord

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Very beautiful and meaningful poem by Deborah about the love for her mother and her first Christmas without her. Both her love and honor of her mother is evident and her emphasis that she was taught by her mother speaks volumes as to the need for parents of today to teach our young. Great job Deborah.