To My Beloved Mother
By Melba Christie
Today I remember you in deep thought
with gratitude for all you taught me
I remember the few times you laughed with gusto;
which was often when you played with your grandchildren;
or they gave you an unexpected kiss.
I remember your beautiful hands;
And the way you brushed my hair 100 times to make it shine.
I remember how you talked to your plants to make them grow
And all the dreams you helped me to sow
I remember the love you had for my dad;
Even when he passed,
The love never left your heart.
I remember your old sayings
which I often find myself repeating.
I remember your courage and strength;
I remember you would go any length
to help your family and friends
I remember how brave you were to the very end.
Today I miss you more than ever
And hope you how much I loved you.