Saturday, May 9, 2015


Written for those of you for whom Mother's Day is different
since the passing of your own dear Mother. 


The weeks and months move on
And yet it seems like yesterday
Since your heart was broken
And she went away.
She was a lady who cared
And loved you very much ~
I know you miss her presence
And her tender gentle touch.

There are so many things to remember
Of family times together
Christmas and Easter,  sunshine and rain ~
So many storms to weather.
She was strong and loving
And this she passed to you.
You will never forget her
In all you say and do.

It somehow gets a little easier
To cope with the empty space,
But your heart knows very well
That none could take her place.
She was your cherished Mother
It was she who gave you birth,
Nourished you and nurtured you
And helped you know your worth.

So although you miss her very much
Especially on Mother’s Day
And on the anniversary
Of the day she went away.
Her physical presence is no more
But she has left her part
She never will be gone from you ~
She lives within your heart.

She lives within the memories
Of the times you spent together,
And with her strength beside you
Any storm you’ll weather.
Think of her with tenderness,
With love you cannot hide,
And know that she would always
Think of you with pride.

© Linda J. Vaughan
May 4th. 2005