Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Tribute to Mothers.… Day 526 24APR10

Your gentle guidance has immeasurably influenced all that I have done, all that I do, and all that I will ever do.

Your sweet spirit is indelibly imprinted on all that I have been, all that I am, and all that I ever will be. Thus, you are a part of all that I accomplish and all that I become.

And so it is that when I help my neighbor, your helping hand is there also.

When I ease the pain of a friend, he owes a debt to you.

When I show a child a better way, either by word or by example, You are the teacher once removed.

Because everything I do reflects values learned from you, any wrong that I right, any heart I may brighten, any gift I share, or burden I may lighten, is in its own small way a tribute to you.

Because you raised me, and more importunely you gave me lessons in how to live. You are the wellspring from which flows all good I may achieve in my time on this earth.

For all that you are and all that I am, thank you, Mother.

I will never stop missing you.


Nonna said...


How Beautiful. AMEN and AMEN.

Jamie(Sister) said...

=) We love you and we will miss you Grandma Gandy! =) We will miss coming over and you giving Christian his list of things to do outside and you and I having our little talks about life and setting up for lunch while the boys were outside. =) We love you and we miss you so much. I am glad that you got to spend some time with your first Great Grandchild. =) I will show her the pictures of you two and tell her what a great and wonderul Grandma you were. =)


Scarlett said...

I can only hope that my children will feel that way about me when I am gone. Your mom must have been a very special lady.

Ann said...

That touched my heart.What beautiful things to say about your Mother. Great tribute.

Laura and Frank said...

Perfect words from a son for a mother to know.
Laura & Frank