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Saturday, May 8, 2010


Dear Mom,

There are some things that I have wanted to say to you but have not known how. No present that I could give, no card that I could send, could possible convey to you what's in my heart. So on this Mother's Day, I will attempt to give you just a little of what you have given me all my life - - the gift of love.

What could I possibly do for you that would equal what you have done for me? You suffered a tremendous amount of pain to bring me into this world, and on several occasions, reminded me how quickly you could take me right back out of it! LOL! You fed me, changed my diapers and cradled me to sleep at all hours of the day and night. You clothed me, taught me to talk, ( I know you regretted that many times) and to be an individual. You devoted your entire life toward giving me every opportunity to become the best possible person I could be. I guess I ask for too much in hoping that I might be half the mother to my children that you have been to me. I will try my best, because if there is one thing I want to accomplish in my life, it is to make you as proud of me as I am of you.

How blessed I was to have been born to such a wonderful mother. Everything I am, I owe to you. Your strength and wisdom guides me, your love for life inspired me, your kindness and grace warms me. I have never met another person like you, and know in my heart that I never will – you are one of a kind! I can only wish to have the light that you gave, for you touched all those around you with your warmth. I am proud to be your daughter.

So much time went by, even though we lived in the same house, that I didn’t say thank you or I love you, Mom enough. Today I do, yet it’s just a little late. God took you from those who loved you most. He took you to His kingdom where you are with Dad, Vickie, and the many others that have gone on before you. I know you are happy and free of the pain you suffered. Although my heart aches for you to be here with me daily, I find peace in knowing you can be wherever you are needed now.

It’s hard to believe, Mom, that you have been gone from us six years already, although it seems like yesterday that you were Promoted to Glory! You are so very loved and deeply missed by us all. But we know in our hearts you live!

You gave me the best present ever, Mom...the gift of life, and I will never forget all of the unconditional LOVE you gave me. All the good times you and I shared. The times that you were my shield, my comfort and my friend, will always be remembered. You already know that I LOVE YOU with all of my heart and I will never forget you. The day you left me, you took a big piece of my heart with you, a piece that will always be missing until the day we see each other again in Heaven. I will keep the memories, all the kisses, and all of the warm hugs you gave me, deep inside my heart.

MM, I will love you. . . . . . .


Dawn Marie (Nanna)
August 20, 1933 - October 18, 2004


Just Be Real said...

Laura, a beautiful tribute to your mother. Thank you for sharing. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Denise said...

Such a heart felt tribute, bless you sweetie.

Just Breathe said...

Beautiful tribute to your mother.
Happy Mother's Day

Linda said...

Oh Laura,
What a beautiful and precious tribute to your Mom-your post brought tears to my eyes.Thank you for sharing this with us. I lost my mother when she was in her early fifties and I still feel he hurt and pain of her loss.
I hope you are having a lovely day!
Hugs and blessings.