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Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Happy Mother's Day Thank You Poem

To All the Moms
by Eve Gaal

To all the moms who kissed away tears,
listened to our fears,
taught us how to sing.
To moms who baked pies,
told us white lies--
about how cute we were in bell bottoms.
To moms who scurried off to work,
putting up with jerks,
who talked down to proud women.
To moms who tried to curl our hair.
Braiding or trimming as we sat restless in the chair,
working on her patience.
To moms who tried to make us eat,
our veggies and some meat,
while we made faces and ducked under the table.
To moms who scolded us when we were bad
but reminded us not to be sad,
because if they could do all of this—

then someday--maybe 
so could we. 
To those devoted moms who wait for calls,
from deserts or hallowed halls,
while their child marches to a bugle. 
To moms who planted special seeds,
by having books around for us to read,
prompting gardens of creativity,
filled with mindful blossoms and wildly grateful hearts.  

(I hope every mother has a wonderful day including mothers of fur babies and dads who had to step up to the plate and be mothers too, not to mention us empty nesters and stepmoms who wait for happy calls.May all of us remember our own mother with love, this Mother's Day.)


  1. Replies
    1. You are always so kind. Thank you and I hope you have a nice weekend.

  2. So beautiful Eve, I have tears in my eyes as I read it.

    1. Thank you Barbara. Hope your weekend is happy. I certainly don't want you to be sad! I believe our mother lives on in our hearts--at least in a small way.

  3. Very nice! My mother was the one who planted the seed of reading.

    1. She created quite a harvest by having you. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  4. Mama planted all kinds of seeds; not only those to garden, to work hard, love the Lord, to read, and best of all, to write. Yes, I Tweeted.

    1. Thanks for tweeting it and hope your Mother's Day is wonderful Mari!