God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
--Reinhold Niebuhr
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But, if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
---Muhammad Ali

"We are driven to create at this deep wordless level of the soul because we are all fashioned in the image of a God who is an Artist." - Michael Card, Scribbling in the Sand.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I’m sending this to a special friend that is having problems and wanted to share it with all my friends that are moms. Just remember that even though they say and do things that just break your heart they truly do love you. I thought it was really touching and hoped it might help one mom among you find some peace with your children.

MOM

I told you I didn't love you with a smile on my face
The smile quickly faded when I saw your heart break.
From internal bleeding, your eyes turned red
As red as the handprint you wanted to leave on my cheek
The cheek you use to kiss when you tucked me in' I remember your smile then.
I was ungrateful for anything you did for me
The sacrifices
I took your love for granted
Wiped it off like lint on my shirt
Now you're hurt
I take it back
All that I've said
I don't mean none of it
I love you Mom
More than words can say
Thank you for everything
Everything

By: Regina T. Curiale

I am still keeping up with the Big Picture program. I’ve got to get some pictures taken and try to get ahead this weekend since next week I’ll be with my mom while she recoups from surgery.



Since I'll be staying with her and she doesn't have very good web access not to sure how often I'll be able to post. But, I promise to do my best.

Lots of love to all,

Jane

4 comments:

Joyce said...

Love the LO Jane... and we should all appreciate every thing that our moms have done for us!!!!

Linda said...

Pretty layout as usual! Love how your Disney book is turning out. Hope everything with your mom goes well.

Lady_MSnow said...

Thanks for sharing the poem and I hope your mom has a quick recovery.

Til said...

Very pretty layout, awesome poem. Hope all goes well with your Mom.