Happy Birthday, Mother.
Mother loved birthdays
and simple gifts. She was happy just
to be surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
When we were sick we longed for her.
No matter the distance she came to
care for us.
Mother, You cast a giant shadow.
We will never forget you.
I have found
that if you love
until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt,
only MORE love.
Oh, how I wish she were still with me.
In the last months of her life,
I would sit for hours holding her
hand. I thought I knew, how much
I would miss her touch, her healing
power, and her compassion, but I only
knew a little.