M is for the million things she gave me
O means only that she’s growing old
T is for the tears she shed to save me
H is for her heart of purest gold
E is for her eyes with love light shining
R means right and right she’ll always be
Put them all together they spell mother
A word that means the world to me
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not boast…”
Mom didn’t teach me the words, she showed me.
Mom didn’t drive when we were little, but she would of taken the streetcar across country if the need arose. She rode the streetcar to care for her parents, rode it again to care for her aunts. Welcomed each of the grandparents in turn into the home as it became necessary.
Mom came from an ‘extended’ family. They were always extending themselves to others in need and so mom extended ours. With three boys and two girls it didn’t need a lot of extension.
Our family, past and present, ancestors and descendants always shared that secret ingredient that Mom excelled at, LOVE.