Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

In honor of my mom's birthday today, I'd like to share this little poem I wrote in 1991.

A Mother's Love

My mom arose at 5:00 a.m. to make my Valentine's Day cookies.
My mom made me do my Saturday jobs--
Because she loved me.

My mom ate the half-baked anniversary cake I tried to make.
My mom made me take piano lessons--
Because she loved me.

My mom stayed up till midnight to help me sew.
My mom made me pay for half of my new coat--
Because she loved me.

My mom told me to wake her whenever I came home after she was asleep.
My mom wouldn't let me go to the freshman party--
Because she loved me.

My mom tells me, "I delight in you."
My mom says, "You have to make your own decisions,"
Because she loves me.


Sandi said...

Wow! Thanks for the tribute! What incredible memories all those statements evoke. Can't wait to see you and the boys in just a couple days. I love you...MOM

Wallestads said...

Very sweet!