Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Today I'm spending time with my kids, and my much fun!  My daughter is making dinner for everyone tonight and that will be so nice. I am so lucky to have 2 really great kids!  Who could be more blessed than me!

I miss my Mom and my Mother-in-law, not just on Mother's day but every day. I am so grateful for all the times we shared and all the memories I have of each of them. My Mother in law passed away from Cancer years ago and I lost my Mom to Alzheimer's disease nearly 2 years you ever stop missing those you love? No...just as you never forget them.

My Mom was sweet, gentle and loving, she had a great sense of humour and she was a bit of a mischief! I think all the girls in my family inherited that trait...straight down from my Nana!

Today I'm sharing a picture of our Dogwood flower, it is British Columbia's Provincial flower and it was my Mom's favourite. I have two beautiful trees in my yard and right now they are pretty!

Hmmm....looking at the beautiful Dogwood,  I'm thinking of the Ornament punch.....I'll have to go and play and see what I can come up with! Hmmm...we also have pink dogwoods....oh, the possibilities!!  LOL!

My daughter Brandy and I entered a poetry contest last fall, it was a contest offered by the Poetry Institute of British Columbia and we both had our entries picked to be published!  We were very excited!  Brandy also had a great story published in a short story contest about shopping for her wedding dress. Wow...wer're published! What fun!!

My poem was written for my Mom, so what better time to share it than for Mother's Day....hope you enjoy it!

A Whisper of Breeze

A whisper of breeze, a scent in the air,
remembering times that we used to share.
I’m never alone, you’re as near as I need.
Fresh spring breezes whisper to me.

The memories swirl, I look to the skies.
I remember your hair, your hands and your eyes.
Our morning adventures and night time routines.
Soft summer breezes whisper to me.

Recipe sharing, our laughter rings clear,
pictures and places remembered are dear.
All problems are solved with a sweet cup of tea.
Crisp autumn breezes whisper to me.

You’re holding my babies, all cuddly sweet.
We say anytime, anywhere ... we can meet!
Mom, I’ll always remember the love that we shared.
Cool winter breezes whisper to me.

Family traditions you’ve passed on to me,
to share and make new ones, so precious they’ll be.
I wish you were back here from heaven above.
To share one more kiss, just one more soft hug.

Time flitters by, the days blend as one.
I miss you, remembering the things we have done.
I know you’re with Dad and he holds you with love.
I hear the sweet breezes that whisper to me.

Love you Mom

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me....hope you and your Mothers have a wonderful day!



  1. Judy

    What a Beautiful poem.Just lovely...very touching....all from the heart.You should have won the grand prize.

  2. Very nice! A wonderful poem, I love it
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. Judy,
    Beautiful poem! My mother passed away a week ago very peacefully in her sleep, but still unexpectedly. I have shed tears, but mostly I have been thinking of the years we had together and all the things I learned from her. I love the transition of seasons throughout your poem, which flooded me with my own memories from each season as I read it! Thank you for sharing such a personal expression of your love for your Mother!