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Treasure Your Mother
« on: May 22, 2006, 12:09:55 PM »
The world is full of sons and daughters like you and me

                   I had a marvelous mother, who loved me,
            Sacrificed for me and helped me in every way possible.

                In all of my growing up from childhood through
                       School and eventually marriage,
                       My mother was always at my side.

                 And when I needed help with my little ones,
                            She was there for me.
               A few years ago, we buried this wonderful woman.
             Can you imagine how I felt when I returned home and
                 Found poem in her drawer written by my mom.

                               The time is now

                        If you are ever going to love
                         Love me now while I can know
                        The sweet and tender feelings
                       Which from true affection flow?

                        Love me now while I am living
                         Do not wait until I am gone
                     And then have it chiseled in marble
                        Sweet words on ice-cold stone

                      If you have tender thoughts of me
                            Please let me know now
                       If you wait until I am sleeping
                        There will be death between us
                         And I will not hear you then

                     So if you love me, even a little bit
                        Let me know while I am living
                          So that I can treasure it

                   Now she is gone and I am sick with guilt
                Because I never told her what she meant to me.

        Worse yet, I did not treat her as she deserved to be treated.

                I found time for everyone and everything else
                        But I never made time for her.

             It would have been easy to drop in for a cup of tea
                     And a hug but my friends came first.

            Would any of them have done for me what my mother did,
                              I know the answer.

                       When I called mom on the phone,
                           I was always in a hurry.

           I feel ashamed when I think of the times I cut her off.
       I remember too, the times I could have included her and did not.

         Our children loved Grandma from the times they were babies.
                They often turn to her for comfort and advice.
                             She understood them.
                    I realize now that I was too critical,
                 Too short-tempered, too stingy with praise.
                    Grandma gave them unconditional love.

        The world is filled with sons, daughters and a child like me.
        I hope they see themselves in this letter and realize from it.
    Daughters who have to praise their mom for everything they are today.
......Nothing is Impossible......