July 19, 2011

My Mother's Garden

My Mother's Garden

My Mother kept a garden,
a garden of the heart,
She planted all the good things
that gave my life it's start.

She turned me to the sunshine
and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing
the seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rain came,
she protected me enough--
But not too much because she knew
I'd need to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example
always taught me right from wrong--
Markers for my pathway
that will last a lifetime long.

I am my Mother's garden.
I am her legacy,
And I hope today she feels the love
reflected back from me.
-Author Unknown

Happy 49th birthday Mama Bear. I'll love you always.



  1. This is wonderful, love. I couldn't love it more. And I know she is looking down on you. You're easy to spot... a SHINING example of all that is right with the world. :-)

  2. Love every word of that! You are fabulous. Adore you my little warrior XO

  3. This makes me cry, but in a good way. Lovely, just lovely.

  4. Thanks Nancy, I love it too :-) It sums up so much about how us daughters feel about our mothers. <3

  5. Absolutely beautiful Samantha...and she sure did a great job!!!! Love you so much! Aunt Judi