Here’s another reader’s poem about her mother.
Dedicated to my Mother Sandra (Ritchey) Scott
A Job To Do
Born to a girl who had no clue
That her child had a job to do
She decided to allow another
To become her child’s father and mother.
For this act of love the world says “Thank you.”
Raised to be a fine and proper lady
She married a man some said was shady.
Over the next forty seven years
She cried several thousand tears
Working her entire life to be
The best wife and mother she could be.
Wanting an easy life for her children three–
Two brother’s and me–
She was never known to have greed.
Always willing to give to those in need,
She found the opportunity to give to others
The sight to see through optical surgery.
Living her life with dedication,
She donated her body to science education
In hope that they may find the cure
To the cancer disease that took her life
Even in the end she gave one last thing.
She is helping someone in need
To my Mother I say with pride
Job well done. I know you tried….
Written by Karen (Scott) Mingues 2003
And now for two more tributes. One from an author Jane Myers Perrine and one from another reader, Peggy.
Tales from Butternut Creek from FaithWords/Center Street
Hachette Book Group
The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek April, 2012
The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek November, 2012
The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek 2013
even babysat my children when I worked. She was just an amazing lady
one that I called every night to say good night and the one that I now pray about
every night. This was also her birthday month.”
Karen, I think I’d say that you’re mother didn’t merely try! She succeeded! And Jane and Peggy, you have said special words about special women. I am really enjoying readers paying honor to their mothers and mentors. More are coming soon! Why not leave yours in a comment today?–Lyn