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A Mother And Son Team

Updated on October 7, 2012

What Exactly Do You Mean?

A mother who has been a mother for as long as I can remember

Who has always been there through every problem that popped up

She never shied away

She stayed strong long after her children have grown

She did it out of love and as one proud mother knows she never has to explain

As the years passed she wasn't as fast

Her eyes weren't as sharp and she traded all her baby clothes in for just another moment

To do what mothers do best

Take care of not one but the whole nest

When we were in trouble she knew

If we made a mistake she would watch us carefully and wait

Then there was those loud and noisy fights

Where words were exchanged and our mothers were right

But we didn't understand and couldn't comprehend

How deep a mothers love goes

We still had a lot of learning and maturing to do

But as a mother she guided us and held her ground firm

Ever since we were kids when we were caught red handed with are hands in the cookie jar right before supper

There was no denying our mistakes and many faults

But are mothers seen right through us and often knew what we could or could not do

Mothers never get the recognition they deserve

For them it's not about serving the public and all the attention and awards

She has a family and that is her world where she keeps politics out

It is about protecting her young and then trusting them when they get older

Wishing and praying we have listened more

To what she was trying to teach us instead of crying when we didn't get our way

We knew she would never stand for it

Even though we tried stomping are feet and making a scene only once

Because she clearly made it known if it ever happens again

Well be so so sorry ....

That's a memory that will always play over and over in my head

Now when my mothers hair turns grey and she can't jump up and down on a chair or a stool

Getting up to reach into a cabnet or to hang a curtain or do all the chores she use to

I am here to help you for a change

Because I now know

When life seems a little more frustrating and doesn't work out the way I planned it

I think of you mom and what you had to go through

I am so proud to tell you

We are all blessed with the best mothers any child could want

As we grow older and see how hard things are

When mothers have always made everything look so easy and nothing ever stopped her

It is time to give all mothers an extra big hug and a kiss

For they are the big guns on any ship

When they are gone they will be truely missed


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Joy56 I am sure your two sons love and appreciate you so much.They have their own special way of showing it.When you get time drop me an e-mail.Lots of catching up.One mother leaves such an impression that all her children remember forever.Thanx so much and enjoy your day.

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      6 years ago

      Hi you have two mum's remembere....... Always nice to be appreciated, my two sons are 37, and 35 .... they very busy with lives, and far away, a mum has to take 2nd place to da wife, and it hurts a little ....... well a lot sometimes, but that is life. Nice to know someone, appreciates his mamma.

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      GypsyRose Lee I am so happy they do.The best advice I ever got was from my mom.Even though many times I was too stubburn to listen.I felt the urge to do it my way.Years later I can not thank my mother enough for all the lessons I am still learning.Sometimes we have to learn the hard way.Other times we are smart and we listen.As long as we learn we can laugh and be thankful a mothers love is never lost.Thanx so much and have a truely beautiful day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Such a lovely tribute to moms. Moms never go away they stay beside us even from the hereafter and watch over us until we meet again.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      shiningirisheyes You make me cherish every moment and be so happy I did.Thanx so much and have a day filled with goodness and love.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      such a wonderful ode to Mothers every where. How lucky we are to be among those who have cherished mothers.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      shara63 I agree with you absolutely.Thanx for the information.I will cheerish those lines.kj force My mother was always one step ahead of us.Your secrets are many and you love is wonderful.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.Have a great day.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON..great tribute to mother's far as them " knowing all" they have eyes in the back of their heads..How do I know this ? My mother told me..

      they also can read minds..I know this because that's what I told my see as mothers we are capable of many things..hehehe..loved the hub as usual...

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      6 years ago from Delhi

      That's why 'Mother' has been given the Highest Rank of the relations in this world ! ...and its very well said -- 'By Respecting our mothers we can achieve a place in the best of the Heavens.

      According to 'Thomas S. Monson' -- “May each of us remember this truth; 'one cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God.' Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.”

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      suzzycue I loved your story and please keep sharing the memories that make your mom a one in a million. .My mother is 83 now and I have seen her for so many years do everything that had to be done.I love her so much and I know it's never to late to thank her and help out.Thanx for reading and sharing.Have a great night.

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      Susan Britton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mom's are unstoppable for sure. This poem brought back tons of warm family memories that I cherish and I am grateful for. This is Thanksgiving weekend and it is usually Mom who does all the cooking and all the work to see her family together with her at the table. My Mom will be 84 this November and she will be doing all the cooking and we(the Kids) will clean up. I cherish these moments now more than ever. That is her reward and your poem reminds me of this. Have a wonderful weekend. Really enjoy your work.


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