tomorrow I shall buy flowers
our earth is bare now
stems that bore colour have
now retracted in the soil
tomorrow I shall choose a card
taking time to pick the right
one, with words from my heart
yet written by others
tomorrow we shall be with family
making conversation and memories
forgetting anger, sadness and
being grateful for who they are
tomorrow we’ll give thanks
for the nurturing, care and holding
us together when we became unglued
hoping our children think the same of us
tomorrow we show gratitude having them by
our side, but let us also remember those
mums that have been lost and the children
they have left behind
tomorrow raise a glass to all the mums
for their strength, wisdom, guidance
a toast to all who battle
and those no longer here
the card shall hold but a small part
of my love for you, as will the bouquet
I want you to have colour
copyright JMTacken 10.5.14
This morning I said to Mr. S that I need to get mum a card in the morning. He replied… and this year I won’t be. It has been almost a year now since his mum passed unexpectedly.
To all those who have lost their mum, my thoughts are with you.
To all those who are fortunate to celebrate Mother’s Day (ours is tomorrow) with their mums ~ be thankful.
Beautiful sentiments, giving color to your mum. I hope for all of those who have lost their mums/moms they can celebrate their love in some special way. And for all of those dear moms who have lost their child-they know they are dearly loved moms always.
I was just about to switch off and retire for the night and saw your comment come in. What you said about mums who have lost a child…well got to me. I hope those that have, spend their day, knowing how much their child loved them. Quiet reflection of the love and bond that was between them, that will never be broken. Thank you Colleen. Hugs xx
You’re welcome Jen. I do worry about these mom’s. I’ve seen blogs and had discussions with people who have lost children. Once a person has loved as a parent, they are always a parent. Even if their child is no longer with them. I hope they all feel some special love on days like this.
Happy day Jen. I think you will be waking soon….I will lying down to sleep soon. 😉
This is certainly beautiful. Thank you for remembering those who have lost their mom. I was only 20 when my mother passed away.
I hope you have a lovely, gorgeous Mother’s Day, dear Jenny!
Thank you and my condolences & my thoughts will be with you tomorrow for one who has lost their mum. Thank you, I hope we all have a beautiful day x
Thank you! I plan to be having a glorious day of swimming–mine and my mom’s favorite exercise! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed! 🙂 x
Thank you R
Have a wonderful day with your family, Jen. So much love in your words for mums. And thanks for remembering those whose presence is still missed. Only ever one mum. Kisses to yours. And to you.x
Thank you sweetheart and to you. Interesting lunch, mummy wasn’t happy with the venue or the food 😦 oh dear I shall never hear the end of it now. Xx
Happy mothers’ day to you too, Jen xx
As a mother and I daughter I always tend to focus what I can do for my mum as opposed to what the kids will do for me. Still don’t see the day as a day for me.
Thank you precious and to you. I am used to not having the breakfast in bed – smiles and mum wasn’t too thrilled with her lunch…but we do what we can do. Hope you had a good day..Ps It is for you too you know 🙂 xx
here, here to all the mums, past, present and future )
I so toast to that darling Beth, hope you have a lovely one xx
Thank you darling hope you had a,lovely day xxx
I did and hope yu are having and had agood one too!!
It was..interesting and not without a few moments…but that’s what it is now.. Thanks honey xxx
This poem depicts what most families will do for Mother’s Day and a happy day it shall be for most. Mother’s Day hasn’t been the same since my mom passed away 3-1/2 years ago. My daughter and her husband have his mom, me, his grandmother and great grandmother for a special celebration but it’s a little hollow now.
My heart goes out to you, my hand is held in your hand as you face the day without your beloved mum. Many hugs Tess xxx
Thank you, Jen, for the hand you hold out.
I hold out my hand to Mr. S.
Thank you Tess xx
Beautifully expressed Jenny. It is that time of year to remember and honour our mums. I will make my annual visit to my mum tomorrow, but she is often in my thoughts. You have a good mother’s day too.
Thank you Michael, an interesting day… She will always be in your thoughts, not only Mother’s Day. Smiles. Take care my friend.
Thank you Jenny appreciate your kind comments.
Huggles to you mate xx
Lovely post. Happy mother’s day to all the moms out there……
Thank you so very much Serins and for your wishes for the Mums. x
Yes indeed, Jen – let us all raise our glasses to the exceptional women we call “mum.” Have a beautiful Mother’s Day. ~Karen~
Karen thank you, I read your post this afternoon, I wanted to reblog it but it wouldn’t allow me. Your post was absolutely stunning and brought a tear as I read. I raise my glass to you lovely lady ad to all those who we call Mum. Hugs x
This must be such a hard day for so many people, Jen. Have a lovely Mother’s Day and give your own mum (and Mr. S) a big hug from me 😀
Yes honey, I thought of Rachael, Katie’s daughter today, her first Mother’s Day without her mum, so so sad, but Katie is within her and is so proud of her. Thank you, I gave them both a hug from you. I hope you had a beautiful day xxx
I called a friend yesterday. It was his first Mother’s Day without his mum. It was hard xxxx
Ech..it would have been sweety 😦 glad you called him though. xxx
I am so glad you celebrate Mother’s Day! Hope you have a wonderful one, Jen! I was a little tentative since I had read quite a few posts and not all talked about them! I think a card and flowers are always special to give and I love the sentiments you expressed about ‘mums’ here, too! Thankful we had good ones, because from time to time, I will meet someone who didn’t and that always hurts so much, for I feel bad if someone would not have a loving and warm mum! Hugs, Robin
Thank you Robin. How tough it must be for those whose mums are gone or have experienced pain from theirs. So sad, so negative, so unwarranted. I am also tentative, especially with new readers, as I don’t really know their circumstances and if they have children, or have lost children, or have lost their mum, so I hold back. She was thrilled with the flowers and card, not impressed with the lunch however… Oh well sigh..it is what it is. I hope you have a wonderful day. Xx hugs
Happy Mother’s Day to you, sweetie. 🙂
Thank you hun and a belated one to you too 🙂 xxx
hope you had a good mums day….my wifes mom is gone from this world 5 years now…so i am glad you caused us to remember those long gone as well….smiles.
You are most welcome mate, you will probably read how my day went – smiles, all good now though she laughed when I visited yesterday! Bonus!
Beautiful. Your words are soothing.. and a tribute to all the mothers. Well-penned. Delightful reading. 🙂
Thank you for reading and I am so pleased you enjoyed 🙂