I wanted to do something different for my mom’s 78th birthday, so I decided to write her a poem. I’m not a poet, and yes I do know it, but I’m gonna give it my best shot! Happy birthday mom!
She starts each day with a smile
With makeup, and lipstick, and her hair neatly styled.
She’s a friend to many and a mom of two
Three call her Nana cause Granny just wouldn’t do.
A lot old fashioned and a lot naive
Proper language and grammar were her two pet peeves.
Always busy and never down
Rarely cries or wears a frown.
Pretty as a picture and eats like a bird
Friendship and family is always preferred.
Gifts and talents, yes she has been blessed
but ask her to cook and she gets all stressed.
Humming and singing all through the day
Studies her Bible verses and prays.
Scared of her shadow and hates to drive
Taking care of others is where my mom thrives.
Teaching and helping and checking on friends
Keeps her days busy and full ’til the end.
The grand kids are special and dear to her heart
Enjoys their lives and wants to take part.
Insecurities and no confidence are her biggest faults
But serving and helping are where she exhalts.
Married forever to a man she calls Ed
Fifty plus years…well that’s enough said.
What more can I say about this lady called mom?
You’re a tough act to follow. I love you…that’s all!
Today, I am thankful for having a wonderful mom. I wish all could be so lucky.