Friday, May 7, 2010

mama mia!

this is an ode to my mom,
the mother of ME!
she had two kiddies
and then she had three

along came a fourth
enough! my dad said
if we don't stop this now,
i can see what's ahead!

ok, not really
that's not how it went
but mom did have four kids
i'm sure she was spent!

dad and mom took us camping
which meant tons to me
that, and the summers
we spent at the sea

mom, she was busy
doing all that moms do
doll clothes, school cupcakes,
halloween costumes, too

as we got older
mom's day job changed
she went back to school
we were somewhat estranged

she taught us to handle
some things on our own
but when she was needed
we'd just pick up the phone

she worked in the schools
as a teacher's aide
those kids were so lucky
hey, they had it made!

us kids, we grew up
some of us fled
well, the others did-
i couldn't be led!

eventually, mom and dad
moved to tennessee
so did two of their kids-
younger sister and me

younger sis went to college
at a school in knoxville
i soon moved away to
california, to wed bill

through the early days
of my married life
i missed my mom much
like the pain of a knife

soon, i was having
a babe of my own
and then came another
my, how i'd grown!

meanwhile mom worked
at ole wally world
my girls grew older
our lives had unfurled

one day mom found
a lump in her breast
we knew not, at the time
that this was a test

but mom, she held tough
she fought tooth and nail
the whole fam was grateful
we knew she'd prevail!

and so she did!
we were happy aplenty!
and so we still are
though, that day goes back twenty

so, this long-winded rhyme
is just so's i can say
i'm so thrilled to still have
a mom on mother's day!

i love ya, my lil darlin!

grateful :
1. well, i guess you know what i'm grateful for...!


  1. AWWWW i love it!!! i want to wish my mom, granny, sis, all my aunties a big HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!

  2. Wow, what a story! Happy Mothers Day!

  3. I love this! our mom sounds like such a courageous woman.

  4. Happy Mothers Day! What a fantastic story!

  5. What a WONDERFUL Mothers Day surprise!! You made my day, dear daughter!! :)

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your mother on Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing it. It is good to know that there are some great mom's in the world.

  7. Couldn't have said it better myself....I mean really, how do you do it? Mom told me she loved it, as do I. Love ya.