Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
(George Cooper )

Most countries have set aside a day to honor Mothers, and the date varies by country.  We celebrate Mother's Day in the US today.  It is always on the second Sunday in May.

My mother died nearly six years ago, so Mother's Day is a bittersweet day for me.

If flowers grow in heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.


9 comments:

Margaret said...

Happy mother's day, Ellen! Hope you have a great day!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day Ellen.

Ma Teakettle said...

Happy Mother's Day Ellen.
XOXO
Ma

Nancy said...

Happy Mother's Day Ellen! I hope you have a very enjoyable day! (Our family had breakfast out this morning, and yes, Gretchen was there!)

CalamityJr said...

Hope your day is beautiful, as well!

Julie M said...

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Barb said...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!! My Mom is also gone and I loved your poem. I will always miss her, especially on Mother's Day

LisaB said...
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LisaB said...

Well my mother died in August of 2010 and today was a sad day for me. I was certainly quite gloomy but I have to say the poem made me cry (and also, my Mom was a very good embroiderer). But, that's a good thing because I got my sadness out. So I thank you!