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My Precious Love (A Story About My Mother)

Updated on March 6, 2013
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There came a point and a time

when I realized that the person that raised me

has sacrificed so much. The blood, the sweat, the tears,

and the pain all felt at the same time but still having

the ability to push forward showed off her strength and

strong mentality. The woman that once was and the

woman that is now has learned to grow and become

stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally. You

decided to have me because you loved me already

and already felt me growing inside of you.

Abortion was an option but was never a choice for you

due to your beliefs in keeping me alive. I was born a preemie

and had to have help breathing and eating. You were scared

of what would and could happen to me. You sacrificed your time,

money, patience, just so I could survive and have the ability

to live a normal life. You were elated and so happy that I survived

depsite being born three months early and suffering from being

underdeveloped. This is what you wanted, a new baby, and another

chance to to take care of another human being. You watched me

grow, protected me from evil, and taught me the difference

between what is right and what is wrong. You taught me to play,

to live, to not hope to grow up so fast, oh how I wish I would

have realized that you were right at the time. You told me how I

should always strive to be the best that I could be and to always follow

my dreams. To be kind to others, to remain humble, to give more

than I receive. You showed me to overlook negative people and

negative situations. You taught me to be strong and to stand

up for myself. You let me know when I should apologize and

admit when I have been wrong. You've helped me to weather

strong storms and enjoy the brightness of the light and being

happy with the fact that I can help others in the process. You've

educated me on whats to come into life and what I should prepare

for while entering into the real world. Having to pay my own bills,

buy my own food, and clothes has been a challenge that I've dealt

with well due to the help that you have given me. You are an amazing

well rounded individual who put has put your life on hold in pursuit of becoming

a nurse and instead worked two jobs to take care of me and my

siblings. You could have pursued your dreams but you decided that

doing both was impossible and that family came first. No wonder why you

have high hopes for me to succeed and to become the nurse that

I want to be. You've always asked me if I needed money, school supplies,

you helped me to set up appointments, always made sure I finished my

homework and that I was trying my hardest to succeed no matter what

the obstacle was. You always gave me positive feedback, whenever I needed to

hear it. Oh how the tables have turned. Your really sick now and I'm afraid.

I'm afraid of what's going to happen next since the cancer won't go away this

time with chemo. I'm afraid of the unknown of what could happen. This is the

third time that you've had cancer and I can't even imagine the pain that you are

going through. Now it's my time to take care of you and to make sure that your okay.

I know its a possibility you could lose your job and thats okay.

Im here mom everything is going to be okay. Im here to help you walk,

to wash you, feed you, and bathe you. You mean the world to me and I dont want

to see you go so soon. I need you here with me forever and ever.

That is why to me you will always be my precious love.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @wildove5 thank you !

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      wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Beautiful!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Radhikasree I'm happy this reminded you of your mother and thanks for sharing my tribute with others: much appreciated

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      You reminded me my mother through this poem. Great words of love!

      Up, beautiful, awesome and interesting. Sharing too.

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      You are so welcome anytime sweedie anytime. You are in my prayer.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Fossillady thanks for the prayer I appreciate it and Im glad you found my tribute beautiful

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @LadyFiddler thanks for the positive feedback and your well wishes I really do appreciate that in this difficult time that me and my family are going through

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @teaches12345 Im glad this brought back wonderful memories with you and your mom and thanks for liking my tribute

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      My tears started to come as I read your story. It reminds me of my mother. She was always so loving and sacrificing much to make sure her kids had what they needed. How wonderful a tribute. Blessings, dear lady.

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi torrilyn lovely read until i reach the end i got sad hearing about your mum's sickness. I am very sorry to hear about your mummy's situation and please if ever you need a shoulder to lean on please contact me at absonlinework@live.com and put a subject so i'd know who it's from. Also save me so it will come into my inboxs and not get lost in junk.

      Please hang in there and HAVE FAITH in GOD he is the author and the finisher of our Faith. God can heal your mother if she only believe and trust fully in Him not wavering her faith. I'd keep you all in my prayer as cancer is a very wicked spirit that invades the human body.

      I want to share a video with you that i believe your mother can watch email me please we'll talk more from there.

      ~~~Your friend and sister in Christ~~~

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh, wow torrilynn, a beautiful tribute . . . you've learned the lesson of what true love really is at a young age, carry it with you always and forever more as long as you live. I am praying for your family! Hugs, Kathi

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @careermommy thanks for the positive feedback and i thank you for the compliment of my mother

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      torrilynn, this is such a beautiful poem dedicated to your mother. She sounds like a strong woman of faith.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @LKMore thanks for understanding and finding my tribute beautiful

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      LKMore01 4 years ago

      Torrilyn, this is a beautiful tribute to your mother. She must be extremely proud of the strong young woman she has raised. I lost my mother to cancer when I was eleven. Knowing you are loved and cherished is life changing.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @mperrottet thanks for liking my tribute to my mom and i really do appreciate your feedback also thank you for sharing this hub with others

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @CE Mike thanks for your kind words im sure thinking of memories with her will help me to cope as of now she has an optimistic view about her cancer and she believes that she will get through this I am also quite optimistic any who thanks for your love and support I really do appreciate it and I will be sure to check out those few hubs that you mentioned

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @KathrynStratford thanks I'm happy you liked my tribute

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This was a beautiful tribute to your mother, and I wish you both well.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      My bad for the long message, but I had too:

      I know how you feel Torrilynn I completely empathize with your wanting to keep your mom forever in your arms, such a true precious love does indeed last such a time I do believe, since we are all spirits besides flesh.

      My mother died from breast cancer in the Early winter time of 2007, and I went through much of what you expressed that your going through with your mother, and so this is why I truly understand the pain it has caused you thus far, and that of your loving mom.

      Your hub here shows to us all, how much you truly appreciate all that your mom has done for you, and through all the thick and thin moments you have made it through together, you feel a sense of owing her back somehow.

      I want to tell you that when the time comes for her to pass, please keep these memories close to you and hang in there. All the memories of my mother, such as yours here, actually helps me to cope with my loss of her at such a young age and even till this day 6 years later. She was only 53 when she passed, and so it hurt me and my family tremendously, but I am able to stand on my two feet today, and to be all I can be because of her inner strength, and powers of spiritualism she manifested in all her boys. (She had 5 boys and no girls)

      She is now with the Lord in heaven I am sure of that, and I know she is proud of all of her Men she raised, because we all are now grown up and strong like horses today. "Thank God!"

      Thanks you for writing this heart warming hub here Torrilynn, it goes to show that you have a huge heart, and also thanks for showing many of my hubs some much needed love as well.

      Your new budd Cloud Explorer aka Mike Pugh.

      If you interested in hearing my story about my mother I wrote a few hubs about her influence on my life as well, one was about her fight with cancer and what I wish I had known about the disease when she was still alive. Just let me know, it might help you out in handling this pressure build up and all.

      Thumbs high up and getting shared for sure.

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      This is so beautiful, torrilynn. It brought tears to my eyes as I remembered my own mother and her battle with cancer. I miss her so much to this day. Your love will carry your mother through the difficult days ahead. Voted up, beautiful and awesome - and sharing.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @rajan I'm happy this was able to bring up great memories of your mother and I'm sorry that you lost her to cancer. Thanks for sharing my tribute with others.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      My mom died of cancer and you brought back so many memories of that time spent with her as well as the good times earlier. This is a touching tribute to your mom. Just beautiful.

      voted as such and shared.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Im glad that it did :)

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      Eric T. Shortridge 4 years ago from MidWest

      my pleasure my friend... brightened my day :)

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @SiberianWolf thanks for your compliment I really do appreciate it and the time you took out of your day to read my poem.

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      Eric T. Shortridge 4 years ago from MidWest

      Wow... stirs up a flood of emotions... you're both angels... Much love and respect

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @MsDora thanks for your positive feedback and loving the tribute that I have given to my mother

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Rolly I'm glad you enjoyed my tribute and were impressed by it.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @pstraubie48 thanks for the positive feedback and approving of my tribute that I have given to my mother

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      O, my heart aches for you. You have honored this lovely Momma of yours so sweetly. And of course you are afraid. Embrace each moment you have with her and bathe her in your love for her.

      My prayers and Angels are on the way to you right this moment. :) ps

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi torri... touching tribute... One any mother would be proud of... very well done... impressive indeed.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful tribute to your mom. Please allow the faith she taught you to uphold you in your time of fear. Praying that God will see your family through!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @BlossomSB thank you I'm glad you liked it.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful tribute to your Mother.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @faythef Im glad you can relate and happy that you liked my tribute

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @James-wolve Im glad you enjoyed my tribute and I agree that a mother's love can't be replaced

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @europewalker thanks for liking my poem and appreciating how much I care for my mother. She is a wonderful woman.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @duffsmom Im glad you appreciate my tribute for my mom and thanks for the positive feedback

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @KarenHellier I appreciate your well wishes for my mother and loving the fact that Ive decided to give her a tribute because she is more than deserving of it

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @JoanneM Im glad you enjoyed my story and was able to read how much I care about my mother

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @billybuc you are more than welcome and Im glad this helped to remember how great your parents were to you.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @naturallife thanks I hope she gets well soon and doesn't have to suffer anymore.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @Vellur Im glad you enjoyed my tribute

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @oldalbion thanks for reading my tribute and Im appreciate your understanding of how much I care for my mother through the words that I expressed in my story

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @tobusiness thanks for commenting and Im glad you enjoyed my tribute

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @PeggyW thanks for your positive feedback and I will be sure to take care of my mother

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @kashmir56 thanks for the feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @MarieCoester thanks for the positive feedback i really appreciate it. And I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @LaurinzoScott thanks for your positive feedback and I agree with you 100 percent

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @aviannovice yeah i appreciate everything my mother has done for me, she is an incredible woman

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @alwaysexploring thanks for your positive feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed reading my story

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      @prospectboy I'm glad you enjoyed my story of my mother and thanks for sharing

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      Bradrick H. 4 years ago from Texas

      Goodness this was amazing. I almost felt myself tear up with some of the words you used in this tribute. Excellent tribute to your mother. I can't imagine her not being proud of the daughter she has in you based on what you said. Definitely voted this up, and sharing. Great job! Keep on writing!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I felt the love for your mother in your words. I felt the same for mine and i miss her. A beautiful tribute to your mother.....Thank you...

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A great work, Torrilynn. I worshipped the ground that my mother walked on, and I understand. I think many of us do.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      What an incredible tribute to the most important, and first person we meet in life

      Very well done...

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful! What a wonderful mother you have! You certainly take after her, torrilynn :)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very beautifully written tribute to your mother ! Well done !

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Such a loving tribute to your mother and it shows your great appreciation for how she reared and cared for you. Now it is your turn to return the favor for as long as she lives. Hold her close to you in your arms while you still can. She will forever be in your heart. My dear mother died just over 3 years ago and I miss and think of her every day. Up and beautiful votes.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Torrilynn, this is such a beautiful tribute to your mother, the poem is profound and heartfelt. Mums are very special, but I feel that your mother did a great job to inspire such a deep love and appreciating in her daughter. great work. Voting up all the way.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Torrilynn. A wonderful tribute to your dear mother. You must now take on the mantle of leadership. Now she needs your strength, I know that you will stand true and give your all for the one who gave her all for you.

      Voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful tribute to your mom, heat felt and beautifully written voted up.

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      naturalife 4 years ago from Far Far Away

      Sweet and wonderful tribute to your mom, and all moms I'd say. They brought us forth into this world and have been there for us since they knew we existed inside them. I wish her speedy recovery and healing.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's interesting, Torrilynn, but I recently had this discussion with myself, remembering my parents and realizing what an incredible job they did of raising me. Thank you for this beautiful tribute to your mother.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I can feel your emotion and love for her through your words.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      This is such a sweet tribute to your mom. What a tribute. You are fortunate to have had this woman as your mother, and she is fortunate to have you as a child. Most grown children don't appreciate their parents till it's too late to tell them. Good for you for realizing your love and appreciation for your mom already, and for not being afraid to share this appreciation with her and the rest of the world. I wish you both peace, and healing for your mom.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Wonderful tribute. My mom died when I was 15, I am not 61 and miss her still. It is a pain that does not go away. You are a brave and wonderful daughter to be there for your mom. Say all of the unsaid things to each other now.

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      europewalker 4 years ago

      Lovely poem for your Mom. My Mom was the most giving and the most unselfish person in my life. She passed away three years ago and I miss her everyday. Voted up and awesome.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Thanks for this hub.Mother is that person who cannot be replaced with any other relation in this world. Our mom is unique because no matter how much loving are the other relations, no one can be like mother. Try to find out the replacement of the mother, you will not find any. Try to buy the love of mother, you will not find that money to buy the love. In short, the only relation on earth that cannot be seen with suspicious eyes is the mother.I voted up

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      A wonderful tribute to your mom..and I can relate...