Hey! Today I have something special to share, a reader Virginia Archer sent me a poem she’d written as a tribute to her mother. Here it is:
I wrote this poem for my Mama.
Hope you enjoy it.
She was the daughter of a poor dirt farmer,
….even so, she had her dreams.
She dreamed of having a loving family
…and they came true, it seems!
She fell in love with the farmer next door
and her dreams were now coming true.
Married just a year, the first baby came,
and she could hardly wait for number two!
Over the next seventeen years
…each one welcomed with joy…
there were nine more babies,
…four girls and six boys!
When people asked, ‘Why so many?’,
she’d just smile in her secret way,
knowing she had a heart full of love
just waiting to be given away!
Times were hard…I mean really hard,
but eventually the time would come,
when they’d find just the right place,
then knew they were finally home.
Yes, she was the daughter of a poor dirt farmer,
but all along she knew…
even the dreams of a dirt farmer’s daughter,
really can come true!
What a lovely poem. Thanks fyou for sharing, Virginia.
Do any of you have someone you’d like to thank publicly? If so, please email me your tribute or thanks (doesn’t have to be poem or fancy, just speak from your heart) to l(dot)cote(at)juno(dot)com and I’ll post them on Thursday May 24th on this blog.
Question for you: Is there anybody you wished you’d thanked and didn’t? Take this opportunity to thank them in a comment today.–Lyn
PS-Author Arlene James guests on Thursday–don’t miss her personal story!!!