Sunday, May 11, 2008

Dedeicated to our Moms










A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother
I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a father and a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago.
I think of all the things you gave to me: Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul--
All these you spent on me throughout the years.
You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free.
Every day, I try my best to be the kind of person like you were to me.
By Joanna Fuchs

2 comments:

The Patricks said...

Wow! is your mom holding you? Your girls look EXACTLY like you! Beautiful girls! Hope you had a Happy Mother's day.

Rachel Keyser said...

I was thinking the same thing. I think Ashlyn looks the most like you!