A Tribute For My Mom ....

 As most of you know my mom passed away on Feb. 24th. During the last hours she was alive I talked to her, sang to her and read to her. There was something in the back of a hospice pamphlet that one of her best friend's read to her while I was lucky enough to experience the depth of their love and friendship for over 20 years. I am including in this post so that maybe it will help one person and will always remind me she is only out of my sight.

Gone From My Sight 

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue  ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until ar length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky mingle with each other. 

Then someone at my side says : "There, she is gone!". 

"Gone where?"

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. 

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says : "There, she is gone!" there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes". 



snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002
46-50, F
24 Responses Feb 28, 2009

My mom died a month ago I'm trying to hold it together buts just so hard without her she was my best friend almost every mans mom was their best friend i love you mom

Thanks Swan...I'm the lucky one to have known such a wonderful, loving and compassionate woman who happend to be my mother :)<br />
I love her tremendously and miss her every day. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments.

What a beautiful tribute. You were so lucky to have each other. Your love for each other is very apparent. What a wonderful daughter you have been. I send my love and deepest sympathy.

Very true Marcus...memories are a wonderful thing and so is all the love you have shared through the years :)

Our time with our loved ones always seems shorter than it could or perhaps should be. But if we keep them in our hearts and minds they can last much longer.<br />
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We are never truly separated from those we are close to and those whom we love...*hugs*<br />
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Thanks Rhett! You are right it can certainly end at any given moment. Cherish the time you have with your loved ones :)

That was beautifully written and such a loving tribute to your mother Snow. It makes you cherish the moments you have if your mother is alive, for in the bl<x>ink of an eye it can end. Hugs

Bassy- hugs to you my friend :)<br />
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My- I know she is at peace and in a much better place. I miss her tremendously.

It's comforting to know there is pure joy and peace on the other side. You will be left to feel the sadness, but she'll be there when it's your time to join her again. (hugs)

Hugs :)

Amen! God Bless you Snowbunny!

flourlady- thanks so much<br />
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AC- thank you. I am glad I was able to say what I needed to say as well. I love her and miss her so much but I know she was at peace and I know she is in a better place.

Snowy... That is such a moving tribute to your mom; and I am glad that you were able to share that with her. You gave her the greatest joy, be very proud of that!

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Thanks TRW! I love you too :)

That is a wonderful tribute, sis. Love you!

Marji- you are beautiful inside and out! I feel your love embrace me and I have felt your continued love and support throughout all of this ordeal. You are an amazing friend! I love you :)

Thanks SantanaRex- I had a good friend text me and say the same today. I know she was at peace :).

its a very nice story - very true too I am sure she had a very special welcoming committee when she reached her new home.

Thanks y'all =)



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