Friday, May 7, 2010

In Honor Of My Dear Mother


MOM

How wonderful it is to be reminded of special moments with you, Mom. The beauty of a sunrise reminds me of your love for God's beauty. A sunset reminds me of your beauty. An intricate woven dishcloth makes me think of your amazing talents of weaving and knitting and other primitive crafting. As simple and diverse come together to make a beautiful masterpiece, so was you my Mother, simple, yet intricately diverse, in your character, your love for family, your faith and your strength.
You had the gentleness of a newborn babe, and the courage of a highly decorated warrior. You were tender, but stern. You were tolerant and open-minded, but very opinionated. You were dedicated. You could be meek and mild mannered, but turn into a roaring lion when it came to your children.
When I hear a hymn I wish it was you singing. When I see a rainbow I wish you were standing next to me. When I pray I ask God to kiss you for me and tell you I love you. When I dream, I hope it is of you. When my grandbabies say something cute, I hope you hear. When I learn a new crochet stitch or knit a new pair of socks I want to say, "Look Mom!" I hope you see.
When spring boasts its new life and color, I hear your laughter. When fall blankets us with warm hues I see your eyes. When winter brings blowing snows, I feel your warmth. When the gentle summer evening brings a welcome breeze, I feel your breath upon my cheek.
The day you left I felt as if the world should cease to exist. I was shocked to see that birds still sang, flowers continued to bloom, and the sun still rose and set. But now I see beautiful reminders of you in each one, and I'm thankful for that.
I honor your memory today Mom, not because it's a special day, but because it's another day without you.
© 2010 Mikki Jo Howard

8 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

This was a beautiful post and it touched my heart.I wanted to stop by and Wish you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me. I loved it. connie

Alpicks Treasures said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Micki. Hope all is going well for you over there. Alwasy take the time to stop and remember your Mom as well as I do. Not a day goes by I dont think of her. Take care.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi,
here is the link you ask for over on my blog: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/

I wish you a Happy Mothersday!

Carola

Anita said...

Dear Mikki Jo,

Thank for your nice comment on my blog. I am very pleased to hear that you love the pillows that I made for my friend Carol at Boxwood Cottage and you even would like to have some. Unfortunately, I do not find you email-address. Mine is my_country_cottage_garden(at)yahoo.de (of course, the at has to be replaced by @).

I am looking forward to hearing from you and it would be great if you would already let me know your favourite pillow of my littel Vintage collection.

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Blissitydoodah said...

Mikki Jo! It's Phyllis...glad to see you again :)
Happy Mother's day to you!

Anita said...

Dear Mikki!

I just saw your last comment on my blog. I already emailed you back yesterday just after I got your first mail! Maybe it did not get trough? I just re-send it! Did you get it?

Regards,
Anita

Dolly said...

God Bless you Mikki Jo,
your momma is very proud of you!
She has raised a beautiful daughter!

Hugz, Dolly

shelbi89 said...

I cried reading this! :) I love you mommy! I love reading your poems and stories! :) I LOVE YOU! MUAH!
-Shelbi Lynn