I am blessed to still have my beautiful Mom in my life. She’s been everything positive a Mom could possibly be to me over my lifetime. A caregiver, an educator, a cook, a homemaker, a mentor, a supporter, and so much more. Best of all she is my FRIEND and I am grateful for that.
My Mom gave up so much of herself to raise seven children. She was and still is available for each and every one of us. We all have grown up to live different lifestyles from our siblings but my Mom’s influence is definitely evident in each of us.
I share a lovely poem here by an Unknown Author.
MY MOTHER KEPT A GARDEN
My mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it’s start.
She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nuturing
the seeds of self-esteem…
And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough –
But not too much because she knew
I need to stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong –
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.
I am my Mother’s garden.
I am her legacy –
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.
Today I say thank you to my Mom for all that she has done for me and for the friendship we enjoy which is a relationship like no other in my life. I’m grateful.
I LOVE YOU MOM!