When Your Mother Dies
It’s so difficult when your mother dies
She’s the one who wiped the tears from your eyes
She bathed you, she dressed you and kept you warm
She did all she could to show you no harm.
She made some mistakes, as we all may do
But you never doubted that she always loved you
She popped you some corn, made your favorite dessert
Now she’s gone – oh, how you hurt.
Remember the smiles she gave to you
She shared them freely – not all mothers do
And think of the lessons from her that you learned
With loving memories on each page that’s turned.
With the lessons and love she gave to you
Remember the good times – she’d want you to
Keep them in your heart for a long, long while
As she watches over you with her beautiful smile.
Sandi Estridge Eucks © 4/20/98