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The Mother's Day Gift

How many days and weeks and years has it been since you went away?
The pain should be less, as well as the tears, but it seems as if it was today...
when I looked in your eyes for the very last time, kissed your cheek and whispered 
Goodbye.
I'd have thought that by now, when those thoughts of you came I would not feel this 
strong urge to cry.
 
The years, they are fickle...they come and they go, but your memory still stays in my 
mind.
Its hard to believe you are no longer here, I keep searching, unable to find
A reason that God chose to call you so soon, though I know that your suffering was 
much;
I'm selfish I know, for wanting you here, but I long once again for your touch.
 
God only knows why he dealt you the hand that you gracefully played til the end.
Your courage and strength touched the lives of us all and there's no need for me to 
pretend;
For the love that we shared will live on evermore and I know you're still with me 
somehow.
I can feel you around me in so many ways and your scent lingers on, even now.
 
I miss you Sweet Mother, each day of the year, but on this day it's harder it seems.
I see other daughters with Mothers so dear, and I wish I could tell you my dreams...
My hopes and my wishes don't mean near as much as they did when I shared them 
with you.
The love in your eyes made me feel there was nothing on earth that I couldn't do.
 
I hope that in Heaven it's Mother's Day too, and you know just how much you have 
meant,
To this daughter of yours who still grieves for your loss and the sweet time together 
we spent.
A lady so kind and a spirit so sweet, for this world, you were too good, I know.
But this void that you left when you went home to God seems only to widen and 
grow.
 
I think you're an Angel who's watching me now, and I'm hoping I still make you 
proud.
I see you in Heaven, your body made whole, and you're dancing with Dad on a cloud.
I know I'm not perfect, but maybe somehow, I'm forgiven for things that I've done.
And this Mother's Day gift that I'm giving to you is the proof of the battle I've won.
 
I hope that someday we will meet in the sky and we'll all be a family again.
I can't wait to see you and tell you the things I have wanted to tell you, but then...
You already know what lies deep in my heart. I could never keep secrets, it's true.
You were there all along, as you always will be, til the day that I come home to you. 

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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 9:08:00 AM
    Very beautiful and heartwarming. I lost my "momma" too...so I can sympathise. God bless...Jimmy