Tuesday, March 8, 2011

For Mom

I have really been missing Mom lately. I guess with her birthday coming up and Mom&Dad's Golden Wedding Anniversary tomorrow, my emotions are close to the surface. I wrote a poem that says a little of how I'm feeling.

In my mind’s eye I see your smiling face
And hear your gentle words of comfort.
I wish I could just pick up the phone one last time
And hear you talk about what happened on the Amazing race
Or hear you tell me you just want to shoot the breeze
In my mind’s eye I see you walking through my front door
Bags in hand and the dog trailing at your heels
One last shared meal at the Golden Tree or one more taste of
Your porcupine meatballs, one glorious last taste.
In my mind’s eye I see you dressed in white, arms open wide
Ready to embrace me as we walk into the Temple together
I hear your sweet voice singing next to mine
I hear your amazing laugh as you hear about something funny Zac said
In my mind’s eye I see you sitting in my living room talking with Dad
Sharing stories about someone in the Park or whatever else is going on around you
I hear Mimi barking her hello and running around like a crazy dog when she sees you
I hear you say, one last time “This dog thinks I’m its mother.”
In my mind’s eye, you are still here with us planning our cruise to Alaska
To celebrate 50 years of marriage with Dad
We would be planning a party for your birthday
I would be able to hug you one last time and tell you again that I love you

Mom I miss you so much. Life feels a little empty without you here. I look forward to the day
When we are reunited and I can experience of the above again


Thelissa said...

Oooohhhhh.... this makes me sad. I was thinking of her today too. What a good woman. There is definitely a hole in all of our lives. She is so missed.

Julie said...

Beautifully written.

Jon and Kim said...

Connie - what a beautiful poem that you wrote! I love you Connie and my heart aches for you! you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Love ya!