Saturday, May 12, 2012 only gems...

"I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above.
For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love."

-Wayne F. Winters from Ode to Mom

There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one. only gems

She came tonight as I sat alone, the girl I used to be...
and she gazed at me with her earnest eye and questioned reproachfully;

Have you forgotten the many plans and hopes that I had for you?
The career, the splendid fame, and all the wonderful things to do?
Where is the  mansion of stately height with all it's gardens rare?
The silken robes that I dreamed for you and the jewels in your hair?

And as she spoke, I was very sad for I wanted her pleased with me...
This slender girl from the shadowy past , the girl that I used to be.
So gently rising, I took her hand, and guided her up the stair
Where peacefully sleeping, my babies lay innocent, sweet, and fair.

And I told her that these are my only gems, and precious they are to me;
That silken robe is my motherhood of costly simplicity.
And my mansion of stately height is love, and the only career I know
Is serving each day in these sheltered walls for the dear ones who come and go.

And as I spoke to  my shadowy guest , she smiled through her tears at me,
And I saw that the woman that I am now, pleased the girl I used to be.

-Author Unknown

L.O.V.E. the poem above and it really pulls at my heartstrings.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Mothers day making memories
with the ones you love.


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Sandi this is just beautiful! I have never seen this poem but I know it will speak to many women who read it as it did me! Motherhood truly IS the best profession you can have!

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Okay, a little choked up here! That was so beautiful Sandi!
Have a super blessed Mothers Day!!!
I'll be spending the day at Magic Mountain with my family (we hear the park is pretty empty on this day).


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Susie said...

Thank you Sandi, I love that poem it's so touching. Hope your day with your gems is wonderful.Smiles, Susie

augcott said...

Okay ... now you done went ahead and put a big ole' lump in my throat! Dang!
Happy Mother's Day to you!
Beautiful shots!

A Cottage Muse said...

Truly beautiful...thanks Sandi!