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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Since it is Mother's Day, I thought I would share a couple poems. They are not written by me, but they sure express how I feel.

Dear Mr. Hallmark
Dear Mr. Hallmark,
I am writing to you from heaven,
and though it must appear
A rather strange idea,
I see everything from here.
I just popped in to visit,
your stores to find a card
A card of love for my mother,
as this day for her is hard.
There must be some mistake I thought,
every card you could imagine
Except I could not find a card,
from a child who lives in heaven.
She is still a mother too,
no matter where I reside
I had to leave, she understands,
but oh the tears she's cried.
I thought that if I wrote you,
that you would come to know
That though I live in heaven now,
I still love my mother so.
She talks with me, and dreams with me;
we still share laughter too,
Memories our way of speaking now,
would you see what you could do?
My mother carries me in her heart,
her tears she hides from sight.
She writes poems to honor me,
sometimes far into the night
She plants flowers in my garden,
there my living memory dwells
She writes to other grieving parents,
trying to ease their pain as well.
So you see Mr. Hallmark,
though I no longer live on earth
I must find a way, to remind her
of her wondrous worth
She needs to be honored,
and remembered too
Just as the children of earth will do.
Thank you Mr. Hallmark,
I know you'll do your best
I have done all I can do;
to you I'll leave the rest.
Find a way to tell her,
how much she means to me
Until I can do it for myself,
when she joins me in eternity.
Heartfelt Words by JODY SEILHEIMER In Memory of Her Son, Cory
What Makes a Mother
I thought of you and closed my eyes,
And Prayed to God today.
I asked "What make a Mother?"
And I know I heard him say
A mother has a baby.
"This we know is true,
But God can you be a mother
when your baby’s not with you?
Yes, you can He replied,
With confidence in his voice.
"I give many women babies
when they leave, it is not their choice
some I send for a lifetime
and others for the day
and some I send to feel your womb,
But there’s no need to stay.
I just don’t understand this God
I want my baby here.
He took a breathe
and cleared his throat.
Then I saw a tear
I wish I could show you
what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
with other children and say,
"We go to earth to learn our lessons
of love and life and fear.
My mommy loved me so much,
I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a mom
who had so have love for me,
I learned my lessons very quickly
My mommy set me free.
I miss my Mommy oh so much,
But I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep,
On her pillow is where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
And whisper in her ear.
Mommy don’t be sad today
I’m your baby and I am here"
So you see my dear sweet one
Your children are okay
Your babies are here in My home
And this is where they’ll stay
They’ll wait for you with Me
Until your lessons are through
And on the day you come home
they’ll be at the gates for you.
So now you see,
What makes a Mother.
It’s the feeling in your heart,
It’s the love you had so much of
Right from the very start,
Though some on earth
May not realize
Until their time is done
Remember all the love you have
And know that you are
A Special Mom.


Blake and Lilly's Momma said...

Happy Mother's Day Ter.

Thank you for sharing the poems... I had not seen that 1st one before.

** hugs **

Jen Sue Wild said...

Hugs Teri!!
I hope you had the a good Mothers day...

Teri said...

Hugs to you on Mother's Day - I do know how hard this day (well, yesterday - I'm a day late here) can be for many people and it never gets any easier I don't think. Know that you're in my prayers.

Shea said...

Happy Mother's Day Ter. ((HUGS)))