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 Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

By a Grateful Son

 We have not figured out this riddle down here, Mom:

The mood shifts,

The happy faces,

The lonely times,

The Haves

The Have Nots,

The Love,

The Hate,

The Good,

The Evil.

Hearkens me back to Childhood days with you, Mom:

Boarding house days,

Your home cooking,

Your long work hours,

Your difficult choices,

Your body bruises,

Your reassuring smiles,

Your devotion to God,

Your heart’s charity,

Your devotion to Family.


Your Love was shown in so many ways, Mom:

Through the gentle bedtime caress,

Through the selfless hours of toil,

Through the Faith you never lost,

Through countless heart agonies,

Through days of grievous pain,

Through a tangled life and time,

Through courage and hardship,

Through unimaginable sorrow,

Through all seasons and times.


My wish is that you know my forever Love,

There, where you now abide with God.

There in a safe and sacred dimension,

There in the Love and Grace you sought.

There surely where you can now smile,

There where you watch in milli-seconds,

There where the good and righteous dwell,

There where Mortals can only imagine,

There where Earth’s mysteries are riddles no more,

There I wish to be with you and eternal Love.


In Memory of my departed Mom

By BR Chitwood – May 10, 2020

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9 comments on “Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

  1. She was a wonderful Lady and I’m so glad she was apart of my life. So many wonderful memories. One I treasure was when she insisted on helping us blow up the air mattresses – jumping up and down on the foot peddle while we all held our breath that she wouldn’t fall – she was not to be deterred. And how Toby, our Golden, loved her and watched over her. I know they are together in heaven looking down on us and watching over all of her beloved family.

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  2. A beautiful tribute to your mom, Billy Ray. You are blessed.

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    1. Thanks, good John. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to the PRODUCER!

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  3. Gwen M. Plano says:

    How lovely, Billy Ray. Not a day passes that I don’t think of my mom. I believe she is with me still. ♥

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    1. I believe the same, Gwen…like she is present in my mortal life. Thank you for sharing your always excellent comments. 🙂


  4. Nicely done, Billy Ray. Isn’t it something… the mothers we had?

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    1. Still with us, buddy… I sometimes almost feel her presence.


  5. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    That was beautiful Billy!

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    1. Thank you, Denise, for your lovely comment. 🙂


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