I write this poem with extreme thanks for the blessed life that I’ve led, a carefree childhood and loving family. I recognize that Mother’s Day isn’t rainbows and butterflies for many people: mothers that have lost their children, children that have lost their mothers, broken families, reality. Even in my family, there’s an element of sadness on this day. My parents buried their first child when she was 16 months old. This is also the first Mother’s Day since my Grandma Genny died.
It’s easy to forget that many many emotions surround this day and where one family smiles another might cry. It’s important to empathize and take a moment to think about the true weight of this day. I find it allows me to appreciate what I have that much more. I’m beyond thankful to be filled with so much love.
I love you, Mom.
7 thoughts on “Always and Forever”
This is beautiful. This is my second Mother’s Day without my mom.
Thank you! I know today probably isn’t easy, but I hope you still have a great day. Sadly, loss is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Thinking of you.
I’m glad you found my blog….I’m looking forward to following yours.
Leanne, my children are my heart and soul. I don’t know what I would do without you. Thank you for allowing me to grow through your poetic words and sharing. You are my icing on the cake!
I love you so much!
This is beautiful. I think this is the first Mother’s Day that I truly considered the fact that this is a sad day for many people. I love how you’ve encouraged them to think of the good moments, in the midst of that sadness.
Thank you so much! The past couple years I’ve learned a lot about thinking what others are going through under the surface. You never know what they might be struggling with.