Sunday, 2 May 2010

To Mum (a week early)


(Nan and Mum)


as I look back on my life

I find myself wondering

did I remember to thank you for all that you have done for me?

for all the times you were by my side to help me celebrate

my successes and accept my defeats

or for teaching me the value of hardwork,

good judgement, courage and honesty.

I wonder if I’ve ever thanked you for the simple things -

the laughter, smiles and quiet times we’ve shared.

If I have forgotten to express my gratitude for any of these things,

I am thanking you now -

and I am hoping that you’ve known all along

how very much you are loved and appreciated.

To Mum I love you …..

(author unknown)


  1. That made me teary, deary! Lovely words.


  2. What a beautiful poem. Wish my Mom was still expresses everything a child's heart could. Mother's Day cards that I have seen have never captured this! Thank you very much for sharing ~ so glad I found your blog!


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